Journalism & Media

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American Public Media Receives Funding to Expand "Citizen Sources"

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting awarded $4.1 million to MacArthur grantee American Public Media, to expand its network of unpaid "citizen sources" that help provide local news coverage. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More
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The Supreme Price

Seeking Refuge

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I Learn America

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Easy Like Water

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Jad Abumrad, 2011 MacArthur Fellow

Radio host & producer Jad Abumrad was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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The Interrupters

This MacArthur-supported film follows three violence interrupters, members of CeaseFire, who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories, as they try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. 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

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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