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"Another Newsroom Is Coming to Town"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: ProPublica
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Video: Exit Poll Oversimplification

A video collaboration by the MacArthur-supported POV and the New York Times examines the tendency to oversimplify exit poll results following an election. Read More
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New Media and the Changing Nature of Civic and Political Activism

Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at University of Chicago, and Elisabeth Soep, Research Director and Senior Producer at Youth Radio, address a new form of civic engagement. Read More
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More than $1 Million to Nonfiction Storytellers

The Sundance Institute is awarding more than $1 million to documentary projects that explore subjects ranging from police violence and natural disasters to income inequality and education in the developing world. 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, Journalism & Media
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager
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Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer
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Beth Basta

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Maple Walker

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer