The Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, New York, has announced a $1 million grant from the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation in support of a fellowship program for nonfiction writers and journalists.
The grant will support the institute's Nonfiction Program, an initiative for nonfiction writers, investigative reporters, photojournalists, documentary filmmakers, and multimedia journalists. Established in 2015, the program provides fellows with meals, work space, mentorship, lodging, and video and audio editing facilities at the institute's hundred-acre estate in upstate New York. A key element of the program is mentoring and professional development, which includes use of the institute’s podcast studio and digital lab. In recognition of the gift, the program will be renamed the Logan Nonfiction Program.
"There is no other space where journalists have strong support in a nurturing environment for their important work. We are proud to be a part of it," said Jonathan Logan, the foundation's chair. "I believe strongly that without sound and deeply reported information presented in a variety of traditional and new media, our future as a democracy is threatened. The people doing this kind of work face many new obstacles. So we must treasure and support them and help them persevere."
"[The grant] is a vote of confidence in our efforts supporting independent journalists, writers, and filmmakers in such perilous economic and political times," said Tom Jennings, the program's director. "But it's also an important recognition that the journalistic tradition of penetrating, deeply investigated works — whether on issues of justice, politics, environment, science, or culture — needs to be sustained and celebrated."