Rensselaerville, N.Y.— The Logan Nonfiction Program is accepting applications until June 15, 2018 for the Fall 2018 fellowship taking place October through December at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, and multimedia producers working on longform, deeply reported nonfiction projects are invited to apply. The program provides fellows with lodging, meals, mentorship, and community for up to 10 weeks.
The Logan Nonfiction Program is seeking diverse applicants working on an array of socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights, and justice topics. Fellows are selected for the program based on quality, relevance, professional experience, and promise of applicants’ work. Once selected, fellows commit to at least five weeks but are encouraged to stay for the full duration.
The mission of the Logan Nonfiction Program is to support democracy by advancing independent journalistic inquiry and investigation. The program has three primary goals: supporting ethically uncompromised accountability journalism; advocating for and promoting independent nonfiction in the U.S and globally; and increasing the professional skills and expertise of journalists and nonprofit reporting organizations so their work is amplified and has positive impact.
The Logan Nonfiction Program continues to be the only fellowship in the United States that exclusively supports longform nonfiction. Since its inception in 2015, it has directly supported more than 100 journalists from around the world, many of whom have now moved on to publish their work as a result of the program. Some recent notable publications include “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner” by Daniel Ellsberg; “No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria” by Rania Abouzeid; “Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth” by Erin Banco; and Dan Egan’s “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes.”
“The Logan Nonfiction Program has become renowned in the world of independent journalism in its short life,” said Tom Jennings, program director. “It speaks to the need that exists, but also the positive influence the experience has on the fellows. We’re proud to support their important work in such a direct way.”
Applications for the Logan Nonfiction Program Fall 2018 class will be accepted until June 15, 2018. All longform creators are encouraged to apply on the Carey Institute’s website. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are deeply grateful for the generous support of the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Open Society Foundations, European Journalism Centre, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and our individual donors. If you are interested in contributing to this program, please contact Rachael Maddock-Hughes, email@example.com
The Logan Nonfiction Program’s Advisory Board is comprised of 12 renowned journalists, including: Raney Aronson-Rath, executive producer of “Frontline,” PBS’s flagship investigative journalism series; Helene Cooper, bestselling author and Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times; Sheila Coronel, director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University and co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism; New York Times journalist Sheri Fink, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award; Carey Institute Vice-Chair Josh Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and longtime Columbia Journalism School professor; Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of NPR’s On the Media; Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker and Logan Nonfiction Program Director Tom Jennings; renowned author and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger; award-winning film and documentary producer and director Sam Pollard; Robert J. Rosenthal, board member and executive producer at the Center for Investigative Reporting; Michael Shapiro, Columbia University professor and founder of The Big Roundtable; author and publisher Susumu Shimoyama; and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner Tim Weiner. The Logan Nonfiction Program receives primary funding from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation and is also supported by the European Journalism Centre and the Lawrence Grauman, Jr. Trust.
The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. Polk Carey and is dedicated to building a strong, educated and just society. We provide education, tools and resources to practitioners of the global good to help them succeed. We put practitioners first—teachers, journalists, farmers—because we know that they have the power to change their communities and inspire others to do the same.