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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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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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. 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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American Documentary (POV)

Sparking conversation and engagement beyond the screen American Documentary sparks critical conversations and engagement in communities across the country by bringing its documentary films off the screen and into the real world. For 26 years, American ... Watch
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StoryCorps

Preserving and sharing the stories of our lives

Founded in 2003 by David Isay, MacArthur Fellow and radio documentarian, StoryCorps has provided nearly 90,000 people the chance to record interviews. Each of these stories is ...

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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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Senior Analyst
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
Portrait of Maple Walker

Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer