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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
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"The New Americans" Documentary Film

This 7-part series highlights the diversity of contemporary immigrant experiences through the stories of several families and individuals from different countries seeking new lives in the United States. Read More

John S. Bracken Named Program Officer

MacArthur has named John S. Bracken Program Officer in the General Program, which carries out the Foundations media grantmaking and special initiatives. Read More

Bringing News From Remote Areas of the World to Global Audiences

MacArthur has announced a grant of $250,000 to the OneWorld International Foundation in support of its online media network. Read More

Public Radio Exchange Receives $350,000 Grant

MacArthur has made a grant to the Station Resource Group in support of a new Internet-based service, Public Radio Exchange that links producers to public radio stations and listeners throughout the country. Read More