While traditional publishers are shrinking, nonprofit newsrooms are on the rise. For a while now, especially investigative reporting is successfully nourished with charity due to its crucial role to a...
Julia Vernersson is the Managing Director of Hostwriter, a global network of journalists, and the publishing platform Unbias the News. With more than 15 years of experience in the NGO sector, she has focused on bringing forward international projects that address socio-political problems and inspire creative forces for social change.
She started her career as a Creative Director, co-leading an international network focused on creative writing and activism. In 2010, she co-founded Kulturlabor Trial and Error, an NGO focused on the environment, media and culture, and before arriving at Hostwriter she held the position of Head of Media Development at Sourcefabric, Europe’s largest developer of open-source software for news media.
Currently, Julia leads the Hostwriter team in discretionary grant-seeking and procurement and has a great understanding of media challenges as well as the composition of large foundations and other organizations responsible for organized media philanthropy.