Journalism & Media

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Pushing the Elephant

This new MacArthur-supported documentary by Arts Engine follows the life of Ruth Mapendo, a Congolese refugee who fled to the U.S. with nine of her 10 children when ethnic violence broke out there in the ... Read More

Half the Sky

Global Voices on Egypt Protests

Coverage of the protests in Egypt by bloggers and citizen media is featured on the website of Global Voices, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

The Post-7 Days

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
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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 Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
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

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation