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Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer, Journalism & Media

Lauren Pabst is a Senior Program Officer for Journalism and Media, which works to support the foremost nonprofit institutions producing nonprofit, public interest journalism, documentary and nonfiction multimedia in the U.S.

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, Lauren worked as Project Manager and Researcher for the Rada Film Group on the 13-year longitudinal documentary American Promise about race, parenting, and education, which received a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on the PBS series POV in 2014. Previously, Lauren worked as a New Media Assistant at the National Black Programming Consortium (Black Public Media), and a Production Assistant at Public Policy Productions on Critical Condition (PBS POV 2008), a documentary about the crisis of the uninsured.

Lauren graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in English from Boston University.

From 2013-2015, Lauren served on the board of Latinos Progresando, the largest Latino-led, low-cost, family based legal immigration services provider in Illinois. She is a member of the steering committee of the Latino Giving Circle, a funding initiative of the Chicago Community Trust.

Lauren Pabst works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

Journalism & Media

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News Match Aims to Strengthen Local Journalism

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Why We’re Strengthening a National Network to Support Nonfiction Multimedia Makers

Program Officer Lauren Pabst articulates why MacArthur is working to form a national network of 15 institutions that provides support to nonfiction multimedia makers with diverse perspectives on critical social issues. Read More
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