As media resources continue to shift to free content and fast news, The MacDowell Colony is doubling its fellowship support for writers engaged in deep reporting and complex journalism. By giving more journalists residencies and the possibility of exchanges in a multidisciplinary artistic community, we are helping them sustain their careers and plow new ground for quality reporting that can change the way we see the world.
The Art of Journalism is advancing MacDowell’s legacy of supporting some of the finest voices in non-fiction, from the essays of James Baldwin to Frances Fitzgerald’s investigations into the Vietnam War. More recently, journalists such as Sheri Fink, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nicholas Dawidoff, William Finnegan, and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc have worked at the Colony early in their careers.
There is not a separate application for this initiative. Journalists interested in applying should select the literature program and choose the nonfiction category. Please note long-form journalism on the project summary question on the application.