Journalism & Media

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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

Media Collaboration Highlights International Justice

MacArthur grantees Link TV and Skylight Pictures collaborated on a new media initiative designed to educate the public about the International Criminal Court and challenges in international justice. Read More

ProPublica Garners Pulitzer

An article by Sheri Fink, of MacArthur grantee ProPublica, received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Read More

Plugging the Gap

Documentary Examines Regional Air Carriers

MacArthur grantees the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and PBS’ Frontline broadcast their first co-production, “Flying Cheap,” a documentary about the working conditions at regional air carriers.  Watch video. 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

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

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