hostwriter: Non-profit network for journalists

| August 24, 2015

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hostwriter is a global network for journalists, journalistic bloggers, journalism students and documentary filmmakers.

The network aims to connect colleagues all over the world. By joining the group, journalists can use the hostwriter search engine to find colleagues who share research interests and journalistic passion. Members can get in touch with each other and share contacts, collaborate on research, or even find a colleague’s couch to sleep on.

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hostwriter is currently running a contest for professional and amateur journalists. The contest will award two cash prizes for works of collaborative journalism and one for a promising story pitch. Stories are eligible only if hostwriter played a part in the story’s research.

Submitted works can be in any language, but the application must be completed in English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic or Hebrew, and include an abstract in English.

The first and second prizes for collaborative journalism are €3,000 (US$3,286) and €2,000 (US$2,191), respectively. The winner of the pitch prize will receive €1,000 (US$1,095).

The deadline is August 31, 2015.

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