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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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

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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

StoryCorps Animated Shorts Featured on P.O.V.

"P.O.V.," a television show and MacArthur grantee, helped the shorts, which are the brainchild of MacArthur Fellow David Isay, from a primarily audio to a video format. Read More

New Tool Helps Citizens Fact-Check News on the Internet

The NewsTrust last week piloted a new tool, Truthsquad, to help expose misinformation on the Internet and to give people new tools to fact-check the news, with professional oversight. 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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

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