Journalism & Media

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Justice Department to Stop Using Private Prisons Following Mother Jones Investigation

The investigation of private prisons in Louisiana found serious deficiencies in staffing and security, and a higher rate of violence was occurring than the prison was reporting. Read More
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ProPublica Project to Help Newsrooms Cover Voting Issues on Election Day

Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ... Read More
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Collaboration to Create New Interactive Conversations About Race

POV and The New York Times will create new forms of documentary and interactive content aimed at reporting and exploring how race is lived today. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 19 Documentary Film Grants

The new grants represent MacArthur’s largest single year investment in documentaries, and they bring the total number of documentary films supported by the Foundation since 1985 to more than 300. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Team Administrator

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator
Portrait of Maple Walker

Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation