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Paul Steiger on the Role of Public Media

Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief of ProPublica, discusses the role of public media in stimulating positive change. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. For 30 years, the MacArthur Foundation has ... Read More
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David Fanning on the Role of Public Media

David Fanning, executive producer of FRONTLINE, discusses the role of public media in sharing nonpartisan, compelling stories. FRONTLINE is a PBS documentary series that produces powerful reporting on difficult and controversial topics. For 30 years, MacArthur ... Read More
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Wendy Levy on the Role of Public Media

Wendy Levy, co-founder of Sparkwise, discusses the role of public media in fostering community among audiences. Sparkwise is a web based data communication tool that collects and compares metrics to create a moving story. For 30 ... Read More
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PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses

Crossing the Line interviews a former Border Patrol agent, who blows the whistle on overcrowding, deprivation of food and water, and physical abuse. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More

Foundations Award $3.5 Million to PBS NewsHour

The funding will enable travel across the country for reporting from the field and will support the Digital Election Data Center, a tool for viewers to follow the election. Read More

"In Praise of ProPublica"

from The Atlantic
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More

"Bay Citizen, New York Times to Part Ways"

From the San Francisco Bay Citizen
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Stony Brook University Receives $285,000 from MacArthur to Promote News Literacy

MacArthur’s grant will help Stony Brook’s School of Journalism create digital educational materials to teach students how to identify legitimate news information. Read More
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MacArthur's Elspeth Revere on the Chicago News Cooperative

MacArthur Vice President of Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives Elspeth Revere discusses the end of the Chicago News Cooperative. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. 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