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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Foundations Award $3.5 Million to PBS NewsHour

The funding will enable travel across the country for reporting from the field and will support the Digital Election Data Center, a tool for viewers to follow the election. Read More

"In Praise of ProPublica"

from The Atlantic
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More

"Bay Citizen, New York Times to Part Ways"

From the San Francisco Bay Citizen
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Stony Brook University Receives $285,000 from MacArthur to Promote News Literacy

MacArthur’s grant will help Stony Brook’s School of Journalism create digital educational materials to teach students how to identify legitimate news information. Read More
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MacArthur's Elspeth Revere on the Chicago News Cooperative

MacArthur Vice President of Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives Elspeth Revere discusses the end of the Chicago News Cooperative. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. Read More
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Center for Investigative Reporting, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Center for Investigative Reporting produces and disseminates compelling multimedia stories to engage the public and spark policy change. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

The Moth, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today's society.

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Center for Investigative Reporting, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Center for Investigative Reporting, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, produces and disseminates compelling multimedia stories to engage the public and spark policy change.

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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
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Kathy K. Im

Director
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Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Team Administrator

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator
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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