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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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Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Unnatural Causes is an acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of the country's alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health ...

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Renewed Support for American Documentary | P.O.V.

MacArthur has given a grant of $1,500,000 over the next three years to support the P.O.V series and related online and education activities through 2010. Read More

NewsTrust.net Expands with MacArthur Support

In a press release issued today, the non-profit social news network NewsTrust.net announced it will use a multi-year grant from MacArthur Foundation to expand its 'Web 2.0' news review services and offer them to ... Read More

Groups Monitor Blogging, Internet Activity During Pakistani Emergency

The MacArthur-supported OpenNet Initiative has been reviewing Pakistani blogs, since President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency last week. ONI’s research, which is widely cited, finds that “the amount of live blogging taking place ... Read More

MacArthur Supports New Nonprofit Investigative News Organization

A new, non-partisan, non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest will launch here in January under the name ProPublica. Read More

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ... Read More

PBS' "Frontline" Receives $5 Million from MacArthur

PBS Frontline today announced a $5 million grant from MacArthur for its Frontline documentary series and its companion international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/World. Read More

Wide Angle launches its sixth season on July 3, 2007

Wide Angle is a prime-time PBS documentary series on international affairs presented by WNET Channel 13 in New York and supported in part by MacArthur.  Its season runs from July 3 to September 11.  This year ... Read More

Bay Area Video Coalition Announces New Program for Independent Film Producers

In January, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Bay Area Video Coalition announced the launch of the Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, a ten-day residency program for independent producers.  During the ... Read More

Desire

Completed just before Hurricane Katrina, Desire offers a poignant perspective on the complicated dynamics of gender, class, and race in New Orleans. Collaborating with filmmaker Julie Gustafson for five years -- two girls from the Desire public ...

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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