Media

MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues. Read our strategy

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"Loud silence on Vocalo"

From Chicago Business News
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Catch the Baby

Catch the Baby is the story of the dramatic evolution of medical training and technology in the past fifty years – told through the lens of obstetrics, the ultimate life and death discipline. Dr. Bert Johnson’s ...

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War Child

War Child chronicles the tumultuous, shocking, inspiring, and ultimately hopeful odyssey of Emmanuel Jal. A former child soldier of Sudan’s brutal civil war, he is now an emerging international hip hop star sharing a message ...

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MacArthur Grantees Working Online to Make a Better World

Three grantees of the MacArthur Foundation are spotlighted in this short video: Public Radio Exchange, Global Voices and Caravan.

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MacArthur's Support of News Programming

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of informative radio, television and film, visit http://www.macfound.org/programs/media.

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Jake Shapiro of Public Radio Exchange

Public Radio Exchange, which provides independently-produced audio programming to public radio stations for broadcast and online use, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008.

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Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films

Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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Tribeca Film Institute Launches Reframe Project

Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit organization serving independent filmmakers and media artists, today announced the launch of Reframe. Read More

Frontline Documentary Sets Online Viewing Record

"Bush’s War,”a PBS Frontline documentary on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was viewed online a record-setting 1.5 million times. Read More
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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Erica Twyman

Program Assistant