Journalism & Media

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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

MacArthur Grantees Receive 2011 Emmy Nominations

ProPublica, Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS FRONTLINE, and POV — all MacArthur grantees — received a combined 30 Emmy nominations in 2011. Read More

PBS Frontline, ProPublica, and NPR Investigate Child Death Convictions

The Child Cases identifies and analyzes more than 20 cases in which people were prosecuted for killing children based on medical evidence that was later found unreliable. Read More

The Other Silverdocs

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Investigative News Network Joins Reuters One-Stop News Shop Media Platform

Thomson Reuters has added Investigative News Network – a MacArthur grantee – to its media platform as part of its mission to create a one-stop news shop for publishers and broadcasters globally. Read More

Half the Sky

ITVS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will fund and produce a television special and multi-platform project based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. 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

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation