Journalists play an integral role in a participatory democracy by serving as the watchdogs to hold decision makers accountable. In a media landscape that is increasingly filled with fake news and superficial sound-bites, we rely on investigative journalists to filter misinformation, ensure transparency, and provide us with accurate and unbiased content. Yet, journalists are required to work with fewer resources, tighter deadlines, and more pressure than ever before.
Through the combination of community, mentorship, respite, and focused productivity, the Logan Nonfiction Program empowers journalists to produce ethically uncompromised narratives that create meaningful, positive change in the realms of social, political, economic, and environmental justice. No other residency-based program in the United States supports only nonfiction creators.
Nearly 100 independent journalists have benefited from the time, space, and community the Logan Nonfiction Program provides. Your support will fund our 100th fellow. To date, the program has supported the creation of works by award-winning journalists like Dan Egan ("The Death and Life of the Great Lakes"); Rania Abouzeid ("No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria"); Shane Bauer ("American Prison"); and Laura Checkoway (director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "Edith + Eddie").