Journalism & Media

Working to strengthen American democracy by informing, engaging, and activating Americans through deep investments in independent journalism and media. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Tribeca Fund to Support Short Documentaries

IF/Then, a filmmaking initiative by the Tribeca Film Institute, will award grants and provide year-round distribution mentorship to filmmakers creating short documentaries. Read More

"The Transparency Crusaders"

Chicago Magazine
Related Grantee: Invisible Institute
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Survey Series Tracks Opinions of Young Blacks, Latinos

GenForward is a series of monthly surveys intended to address the absence of young black and Latino voices in the political process. Read More
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Guidance on Philanthropic Funding of Media and News

A set of broad guidelines by the American Press Institute lays out best practices and guiding principals for ensuring editorial independence of nonprofit newsrooms as funding for these institutions continues to grow. 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, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Elsa Leon

Elsa Leon

Grants Manager
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of Beth Basta

Beth Basta

Team 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