Hostwriter wins Google Impact Challenge
At the beginning of June Hostwriter, an online network platform for journalists, won the Impact Challenge Germany, a competition organized by Google Germany for civil society organizations that use technology to make the world a better place.
As one of ten finalists out of more than 2500 entries, Hostwriter had already won a prize of €250,000 in May. This month that amount was doubled when it was announced that Hostwriter had been awarded this additional prize by the judges.
Hostwriter intends to use the prize money to improve the online platform further: by organizing even better worldwide representation, launching a mobile-first website and upgrading the communication tools that the platform offers, so that journalists can get in touch with one another even more easily. Hostwriter is delighted with this fantastic prize – and we’re delighted with them!
Adessium Foundation has been supporting Hostwriter since 2016 because we believe in the importance of a good infrastructure that enables research journalists to work together. Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. This not-for-profit, online network connects journalists from all over the world. Using Hostwriter means journalists can quickly and easily find colleagues to work together with, to get advice from or for arranging accommodation when travelling to other countries.