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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MacArthur Grant to Working Films Strengthens Innovation & Impact of Social Justice Media

The Foundation's $300,000 grant supports strategic collaborations between non-profits and story-driven documentary films. Read More
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"How Democracy Works Now: Twelve Stories" Documentary Film

In this 12-part series, "How Democracy Works Now", filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini track how comprehensive immigration reform went from almost assured passage in 2001 to an uncertain future in 2007. Read More

American Arab

Supporting Translation and Subtitling of Online Videos

MacArthur is providing a $100,000 grant to the Participatory Culture Foundation, sponsor of the video service Miro, to support the Universal Subtitles system. Read More

PBS NewsHour Via Phone

Using technology to expand its audience, PBS NewsHour, a MacArthur grantee, made its audio track available from mobile and land line phones. Read More

Surviving Without CPR

Copyright Decision Expands Access to Encrypted, Copyrighted Material

A network of fair-use advocates, including several MacArthur grantees, successfully petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office to grant more access to copyrighted and encrypted DVD content. 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

Erica Twyman

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation