Master of Journalism graduate Charlotte Graham-McLay has been selected to be part of the prestigious Logan Nonfiction Program, normally run in New York but this year it will be held virtually.
As a fellow, Charlotte will work on her forthcoming book, a narrative account of the white supremacist terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in 2019 (Victoria University Press).
The Program announced the group of 21 fellows were selected from a large applicant pool of nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators at work on deeply reported projects.
In their announcement, the first three fellows they highlighted included Charlotte:
Representing voices from around the world, the new class of fellows includes Shirin Bhandari, a freelance writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Manila whose articles and photographs have been featured by the Women’s Media Center, Slate, CNN and VICE; Kavitha Iyer, a Mumbai-based journalist who has written extensively on India’s farm crisis, land rights, land reform, farmer suicides, distress migration and urbanization; and Charlotte Graham-McLay, a reporter based in Wellington who covers Aotearoa (New Zealand) for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, the BBC and Vice.
Dr. Catherine Strong who supervised Charlotte’s Master’s thesis and said she has always been a strong social justice journalist and she well deserves this fellowship.
“When she taught at Massey the lectures were electric. Whatever she turns out during this five-week programme will be amazing.”
Primary funding for the Logan Nonfiction Program is provided by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation — empowering world-changing work. Additional foundation support is provided by the Open Society Foundations.