Youth today live media saturated lives.
Young people today spend an average of almost 6.5 hours a day with media.
The total amount of media content young people are exposed to each day has increased ... Read More
The MacArthur Foundation’s ﬁve-year, $50 million effort to build the ﬁeld of digital media and learning aims to understand how digital technologies are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic ... Read More
Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published this white paper that explores new frameworks and models for media literacy.
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks. Read More
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton pledges a three-year, $1 million renewal of the Foundation's commitment to EHU and announces the formation of an International Support Committee for the university. Read More
Message From The President
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a private foundation, headquartered in Chicago, that provides approximately $200 million in grants annually to universities, charitable and non-governmental organizations and talented individuals ... Read More
The No Child Left Behind Act has led to the “narrowing of curriculum,” especially in urban schools, according to a recent study by the Center on Education Policy, a MacArthur grantee. The report said that more ... Read More
Over the last 6 years, MacArthur has invested $5.5 million in Bayero University Kano. That investment recently paid off when Bayero placed at the top of universities for the percentage of its courses accredited by ... Read More
On September 16, about 200 people with an interest in the future of Africa gathered in New York for the announcement of the second phase of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa. MacArthur, Ford, Rockefeller ... Read More