Logan Nonfiction Program Announces Incoming Class of Fellows


Diverse Group of Journalists Embarks on 10 Weeks of Critical Work at the Carey Institute


Rensselaerville, N.Y.— The Logan Nonfiction Program is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 class of fellows, a group comprised of 21 celebrated writers, photojournalists and documentary filmmakers from across the world. The class is presently beginning work at the Carey Institute for Global Good on critical long-form investigative articles, books and documentary films.

“We are thrilled to welcome this class of accomplished writers, photojournalists and filmmakers to Rensselaerville,” says Program Manager Carly Willsie. “They build upon the success of our previous Logan fellows, whose body of work is making a deep and lasting impact throughout the world. Long-form, independent nonfiction is more critical than ever and we’re proud to support the creation of this essential work.”

The new class of fellows comprises accomplished reporters and filmmakers from six countries. They include Rana Sabbagh, the founder of the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)network; award-winning filmmaker Mikaela Shwer, who received a George Foster Peabody Award for her feature documentary, ”Don’t Tell Anyone/No Le Digas a Nadie”; Katherine Corcoran, former AP bureau chief for Mexico and Central America; and renowned photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg, who was a TIME contract photographer for nearly 30 years.

The Logan Nonfiction Program supports nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators working on deeply reported projects. The program provides fellows with lodging, meals, professional guidance and community for up to 10 weeks on the Carey Institute’s 100-acre historic estate in upstate New York.

The program brings together diverse applicants working on an array of socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics. Seeking to strengthen democracy and contribute to an engaged and informed public, the Logan Nonfiction Program assembles an inclusive community of fellows at work on projects that ignite constructive dialogue and create sustainable change.

Applications are currently open for the Fall 2019 class of Logan Nonfiction fellows. Long-form nonfiction creators working in all media are encouraged to apply on the Logan website by June 15.

Primary funding for the Logan Nonfiction Program is provided by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, based in Berkeley, California. The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation supports organizations that advance social justice by empowering world-changing work in investigative journalism, arts and culture, and documentary film.

Additional foundation support for the fellowship is provided by the Open Society Foundations and the European Journalism Centre.

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.