MISSION & WHAT WE DO

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Our Mission

Time. Space. Community.

The Logan Nonfiction Program’s mission is to empower writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists and multimedia creators to complete the nonfiction that changes our world. Logan Nonfiction fellows are known for bravely revealing inequality, illuminating untold truths and investigating the most pressing issues of the day through long-form narrative.

Our History

The need for powerful narrative that speaks truth to power has never been greater. We all rely on journalists to filter misinformation, ensure transparency and provide us with accurate and unbiased content. Yet, these same journalists are required to work with fewer resources, tighter deadlines and more pressure than ever before. Founded in 2015, the Logan Nonfiction Program fills a growing gap in the media business landscape—the gap between the resources a news outlet or book publisher can devote to long-form narratives and the resources a journalist or author needs. The Logan fellowship supplants the support an independent nonfiction storyteller might once have received from a newsroom or editorial staff. The time, space, mentorship and connections we provide can make the difference between a good story and a great one—or whether that story gets told at all. The fellowship is based on the historic campus of the Carey Institute for Global Good in upstate New York.

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The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation

Jonathan Logan is the President and CEO of the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, based in Berkeley, California. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and programs that advance social justice by empowering world-changing work in investigative journalism, documentary film and the arts. JLFF also invests in protecting the First Amendment and its critical role in our democracy. For more information on Jonathan Logan and JLFF, visit JonathanLoganFamilyFoundation.org.

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Encouraging Community for Journalists & Filmmakers

  • 5-10 weeks in residence at the Carey Institute for Global Good’s
    historic 100-acre campus in upstate New York
  • Lodging, meals, tech support & workspace included
  • Time, space & community for independent nonfiction storytellers
    producing deeply reported, powerful investigative narratives

Evolving Deep Conversation About Social Justice & Media

  • Annual convenings
  • Documentary screenings & local events
  • Industry partnerships

Empowering Nonfiction Storytellers with Tools & Training

  • Online and in-person training in development
  • Workshops w/ award-winning journalists & filmmakers for fellows
  • Collaborative teaching & learning