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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

No Child Left Behind Act Narrows Curriculum, Report Says

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

The New Digital Divide: Media Literacy

The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ... Read More

Contest Examines What It Means to Grow Up Digital

Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ... 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