Logan Nonfiction Program Announces Ninth Class of Journalism & Documentary Fellows 


Applications for spring 2020 fellowships are open through November 1

Rensselaerville, N.Y.—The Carey Institute for Global Good welcomes its ninth class of Logan Nonfiction fellows to its upstate New York campus this fall, with 23 celebrated journalists and documentary filmmakers set to arrive on October 15. The fellows will work on critical long-form investigative articles, books and documentary films over the 10-week residency period.

“We are thrilled to welcome these courageous reporters to our campus,” said Carly Willsie, program manager for the Logan Nonfiction fellowship. “Since our founding in 2015, we’ve supported some of the most independent and innovative nonfiction storytellers working in media today. This class continues that legacy and we’re excited to play a role in the development of their ground-breaking books and films.”

With this class, the Logan Nonfiction Program will have provided support to more than 130 independent journalists. Among the incoming fellows are a George Polk Award winner; a Maria Moors Cabot Award winner; a two-time Emmy award nominee; as well as several Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists.

Arriving to the Carey Institute from eight different countries across the world, the fellows include Andrea Elliott, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times; Britt Wray, trained biologist, BBC podcast co-host and TED resident; Marcela Turati, Mexican investigative journalist and winner of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award; and Micah Peled, an Amnesty International Human Rights Award-winning documentary filmmaker. The fellows of this class will be reporting on a diverse range of topics including Libyan migrant detention centers; the legacy of American foreign policy in Yemen; the historical and cultural history of blindness; and the psycho-emotional effects of climate change.

Applications are open for the spring 2020 session, which begins in February. Nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators at work on deeply reported projects are invited to apply by October 15. 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 is calling for 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. Fellows are selected for the program based on the quality, relevance, professional experience and promise of the applicant’s work.

Primary funding for the Logan Nonfiction Program is provided by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation—empowering world-changing work. 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.