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“Philanthropy in Virtual Worlds,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton in Second Life

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges foundations to assist and invest in organizations that address social issues within virutal worlds and to encourage in-world philathropy discussions in places like Second Life. Read More

New 6th-12th Grade School Will Use Games as Pathways to Creativity and Learning

Gamelab Institute of Play and New Visions for Public Schools announced the creation of new public school with MacArthur support that will use game design and game-inspired methods. Read More

Op-Ed by Jonathan Fanton: New Generations, New Media Challenges

In this Op-Ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton outlines how digital environments are changing the way young people learn. Read More

Remarks by MacArthur Vice President Julia Stasch about the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Closing the Digital Divide

MacArthur Vice President of U.S. Programs Julia Stasch discusses a new report by the Task Force outlining ways to harness and accelerate ongoing efforts to bridge the digital divide in Chicago. Read More

Summary of the First Global Study of Internet Filtering, by the OpenNet Initiative

Twenty-five countries around the world out of 41 countries surveyed block or filter Internet content, indicating a global trend towards Internet censorship, according to the first year of a global survey of Internet filtering techniques by ... Read More

Survey of Government Internet Filtering Practices

Twenty-five countries around the world out of 41 countries surveyed block or filter Internet content, indicating a global trend towards Internet censorship. Read More

"Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?," Digital Media and Learning Panel Discussion, Introductory Remarks delivered by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's new initiative to explore and understand how young people incorporate digital media into their daily lives and help them understand how to better do so. Read More

Expanding Full Circle Community Mapping and Planning Efforts

The Chicago Agency for Metroplitan Planning recently announced a $600,000 grant from MacArthur that will expand its Full Circle community mapping and planning efforts. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a 5-year, $50 million initiative to investigate the role and impact of digital technology in the lives of young people. Read More

Fact Sheet: Digital Media and Learning

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

Grants List: Digital Media and Learning

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

MacArthur Investing $50 Million In Digital Learning

MacArthur announced plans to build the emerging field of digital media and learning, committing $50 million over five years to the effort. Read More

White Paper: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins

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. Read More
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Annual Report 2005

A summary of the Foundation's activities during 2005. Read More