Logan Nonfiction Program Announces Incoming Class of Fellows

Applications for Spring 2019 fellowship at Carey Institute due October 15, 2018

Rensselaerville, N.Y. – The Carey Institute for Global Good will become home to 18 celebrated journalists this fall as the Logan Nonfiction Program welcomes its seventh class of fellows to the campus. Set to arrive on October 15, the fellows will work on critical long-form investigative articles, books and documentary films.

“We are very excited about our new group of fellows,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and program founder Josh Friedman. “They join a distinguished group of alumni who have already produced an impressive list of books and documentaries. We look forward to continuing our support of pioneering independent journalists from around the world.”

With this class, the Logan Nonfiction Program will have provided support to more than 100 independent journalists. Among the incoming fellows are a Human Rights Press Award winner; a J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress finalist; a George Polk Award winner; an Elevate Grant recipient from the International Documentary Association; a New York Times best-selling author; as well as several Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists.

Arriving to the Carey Institute from six different countries across the world, the fellows include Jacqueline Olive, an independent, award-winning filmmaker; Marya Hornbacher, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author; Jer Thorp, the New York Times’ first Data Artist in Residence; and Linda Yablonsky, a renowned art journalist. The fellows of this class will be reporting on a diverse range of topics including the Right-to-Die movement; the impact of wilderness and nature on incarcerated individuals; the effects of mass killings in Srebrenica during the Bosnian War; and the connection between America’s history of lynching and the realities of racial violence today.

Applications are open for the Spring 2019 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. Applications for the Spring 2019 session are open through October 15. Interested long-form creators working in all media are encouraged to fill out an application on the Carey Institute’s website.

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.

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