Journalism & Media

MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Making Sense of the Noise: A Vital Role for Public & Independent Media

Join a lively conversation about the role of nonprofit journalism, storytelling, and civic media in fostering a more informed electorate and shaping a more inclusive public discourse. Read More
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Half the Sky

ITVS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will fund and produce a television special and multi-platform project based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Read More

Media Cloud Dashboard Answers Online Content Questions

Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society has launched an open source, open data platform called Media Cloud Dashboard. Read More

MacArthur-Supported Documentary Draws Attention and Reform in Mexico

A Mexican appeals court overturned a judge's order to halt screenings of the MacArthur-supported documentary film "Presumed Guilty," which identifies problems in the nation's justice system. Read More

ProPublica Wins Pulitzer Prize

ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers at first delayed, then worsened, the financial crisis. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Moth Radio Hour Wins Peabody Award

The Moth Radio Hour – a production dedicated to live storytelling and supported by MacArthur – has won a 2010 Peabody Award, Read More

PBS Frontline Investigates U.S. Campaign of Targeted Killing

PBS FRONTLINE, a MacArthur grantee, carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. 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 Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
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

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation