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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

Wide Angle Begins Fifth Season

Wide Angle, a MacArthur-funded news documentary series of WNET, began its fifth season this summer.  The series consists of 45-minute documentaries on under-reported stories from around the world, followed by interviews with a variety of experts ... Read More

New MacArthur Grants To Support Innovative Media

MacArthur, a longtime supporter of public radio and television, announced two new grants to help bring quality information to U.S. audiences about other parts of the world. Read More

P.O.V. Announces Its 19th Season

P.O.V., the longest-running independent documentary series on American television, commences its 19th season on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, with the broadcast of "No More Tears Sister," a film about the Sri Lankan human rights ... Read More

Traveling Film Festival Focuses on Social Issues

The Sixth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival premieres in New York City on May 31. This festival is an annual traveling exhibition of short videos and films on socially relevant topics such as justice, conservation ... Read More

NPR Launches New Podcast-Only Content

National Public Radio, a MacArthur grantee, has proven popular in the new medium of podcasts; the iTunes' list of the most popular podcasts regularly includes 2-3 NPR programs in the top 10. Recently, NPR debuted a ... Read More

Street Fight Nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

Street Fight, a co-production of ITVS and P.O.V., both MacArthur grantees, has recently been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film, by Marshall Curry, is about the turbulent campaign of ... Read More

ENewsletter: A Time of Change in the Digital World

A discussion of how the Internet is changing conceptions of intellectual property and the public domain. 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

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Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

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

Director, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Erica Twyman

Program Assistant