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Contributing to a Stronger American Democracy: President’s Essay

In his annual essay, MacArthur President Robert Gallucci focuses on what MacArthur is doing to help strengthen American democracy. Read More

"'A Long Ride Toward a New China'"

From The New York Times
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Datafest Contest Prompts Journalists to Use Technology to Examine Money in Politics

Winning entries from the competition included projects that created the first-ever searchable database of the federal government's daily spending, mapped campaign contributions from Silicon Valley tech firms, and more. Read More
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Documenting Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

MacArthur grantee Article 19 assesses violence against journalists in Mexico in 2012 and shows that threats and attacks continued as well as other information. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nine Documentary Film Grants

Nine documentary films exploring a range of important issues are given grants totaling more than $1 million. Read More
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Artificial Intelligence Used to Tell Data-Driven Stories

The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica has updated its Opportunity Gap news application, which lets users see how equal access to education is in their state. Read More
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Crowdsourced Subtitles Make YouTube Videos More Accessible

The development will help users provide support for deaf viewers and international audiences by inviting others to collaborate in captioning videos in dozens of languages. Read More
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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More

"The Colbert Report: George Saunders"

From The Colbert Report
George Saunders, MacArthur Fellow, 2006 Read More
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Interdisciplinary Researchers Propose New Framework for Learning

Inequities in skills attainment, achievement gaps among ethnicities, and a disconnect between classroom learning and the everyday lives and interests of young people are troubling trends that signify the need for a new framework of learning. Read More
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Mangrove Alliance Website Launched as Resource for Preservation

Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known simply as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats. Read More
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"In the Middle" Documentary Film

"In the Middle", directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo, examines the human consequences of the huge influx migrants from Northern Africa seeking refuge on a small Italian island in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Read More
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"The Undocumented" Documentary Film

"The Undocumented", directed by Marco Williams, is a close look at the impacts of U.S.-Mexico border policy, through the stories of unauthorized immigrants who lose their lives crossing the deadly Arizona desert. Read More