Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders.


Use the Hostwriter network to get help quickly and make contacts in areas and organisations you have no current links to.


Search Hostwriter to find colleagues to work with across the world, or on your doorstep, with expertise you need and interests you share.


Over half of Hostwriter's members also offer their couch. Travel more for work and stay with a hostwriter journalist for free.

Latest Updates

Call for Pitches for Hostwriter's Upcoming Book: "Unbias the News"

Call for Pitches for Hostwriter's Upcoming Book: "Unbias the News"

Hostwriter is accepting pitches for an upcoming book of essays and articles on the topic of diversity in journalism. UNBIAS THE NEWS aims to raise awareness of why a lack of diversity in the field of journalism is a problem.

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"Everyone was afraid of consequences."

Hostwriter Story Prize winners Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams talk about the obstacles and challenges they faced working on "Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success in Madagascar."

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Hostwriter Introduces Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Hostwriter Introduces Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Hostwriter officially launched Hostwire, a new chatroom feature where journalists can interact quickly and easily with other Hostwriter members, enabling them to find and share tips, collaboration opportunities, and info about funding sources.

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3941 journalists from 139 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea works for the German National Radio programme DLF Kultur.

Olalla Tunas Martínez


Olalla is a freelance journalist and writer with an Erasmus Mundus master degree.

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


Katja is a freelance web developer and a member of 'Reinblau' in Berlin.

Christina Lee

Ambassador Network

Christina is a freelance writer and editor interested in travel and migration.

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

Andy is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding and user experience.

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

Marketing and Outreach

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor, and translator with a background in marketing.



Become a hostwriter

  • Search the network to find colleagues around the world
  • Ask for local advice
  • Find experts who share your interests
  • Get a couch to stay on
  • Cross-border cooperation among journalists