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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
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"The Sixth Section" Documentary Film

"The Sixth Section", directed by Alex Rivera, examines the impact of financial remittances sent by workers in upstate New York to their home community in Puebla, Mexico. Read More

$150,000 Grant to Support Radio Bilingue

Radio Bilinge is a California-based public radio network whose broadcasts address the needs and reflect the aspirations and culture of the Latino community in the U.S. Read More

Supporting Independent Documentary Films and Non-Commercial Public Radio

MacArthur has awarded grants totaling more than $5.2 million in support of the production of independent documentary films and independent non-commercial radio. Read More
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"The Spectre of Hope" Documentary Film

"The Spectre of Hope", directed by Paul Carlin, is a conversation between Brazilian photographer Sebastao Salgado and British art critic John Berger, as they examine Salgado’s photo collection “Migrations.” Read More
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"Senorita Extraviada" (Missing Young Woman) Documentary Film

"Senorita Extraviada", directed by Lourdes Portillo, is an in-depth examination of the murders of women in the border town of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and the forces that have allowed this violence to continue. Read More