Rensselaerville, N.Y.— The Carey Institute for Global Good has announced its incoming class of 13 fellows to the Logan Nonfiction Program, set to arrive in Rensselaerville on February 17, 2018. The fellows will be working on a broad spectrum of projects that will, when finished, become books, longform investigative journalism articles, and documentary films.
“As we enter our fourth year, the Logan Nonfiction Program is reaffirming its commitment to deeply reported, independent journalism from around the world,” said Tom Jennings, director of the Logan Nonfiction Program. “With the Spring 2018 class, we have now supported more than 100 nonfiction writers and documentary film producers. Their work is derived from a passion to tell true, impactful stories that otherwise would never be known. We exist to support them individually and as an advocate for the journalism they represent.”
Among the fellows in the Spring 2018 class are documentary filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Laura Checkoway; Wall Street Journal news editor Lee Hawkins; and artist and design researcher, Sara Hendren. The fellows of this class will be reporting on a diverse range of topics including an African-American family’s journey of triumph over America’s history of racial violence, a Muslim Pakistani-Canadian family’s exploration of racism and Islamophobia following 9/11, and an investigation into the disappearance of 27,000 people resulting from the Mexican narco wars. Fellows are drawing on reporting they have done from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Malta, Liberia, the United Kingdom, and Iraq.
The Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute was established in 2015 to advance democracy by supporting deeply reported independent journalism. The program’s work is focused on three primary areas: providing resources and professional development opportunities for independent journalists; ensuring independent films, books, and articles are published through its fellowship program; and convening key stakeholders on the most pressing issues in the sector, including how best to measure the impact of investigative reporting, and how to support journalists working in the most extreme environments.
The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts applications in the fall and spring. Fellows stay from five weeks to three months on the Carey Institute’s historic 100-acre campus in upstate New York. Applications for the Fall 2018 class are open through May 31, 2018. Longform creators working in all media are encouraged to fill out an application on the Carey Institute’s website.
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. Through its programs, the Institute strives to bring together innovative and dynamic people from around the world to address the most pressing issues of the day.