Journalism & Media

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ProPublica Wins Pulitzer Prize

ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers at first delayed, then worsened, the financial crisis. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Moth Radio Hour Wins Peabody Award

The Moth Radio Hour – a production dedicated to live storytelling and supported by MacArthur – has won a 2010 Peabody Award, Read More

PBS Frontline Investigates U.S. Campaign of Targeted Killing

PBS FRONTLINE, a MacArthur grantee, carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. Read More

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

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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