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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"A Threat to Cambodia’s Sacred Forests"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Migrant Films
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America’s First Investigative Public Radio Show

The show will feature investigative stories with a focus on informing the public about the actions of governments, businesses, and communities out of public view.

"Why I Left 60 Minutes"

Politico Magazine
Related Grantee: Center for Public Integrity

"A Laurel to ProPublica"

Columbia Journalism Review
Related Grantee: ProPublica
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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.

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
Portrait of Elsa Leon

Elsa Leon

Grants Manager
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Senior 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