Journalism & Media

MacArthur supports the production and distribution of news and documentary programs for television, radio, and the web that help inform the American public about important domestic and international current affairs and policy issues. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Making Sense of the Noise: A Vital Role for Public & Independent Media

Join a lively conversation about the role of nonprofit journalism, storytelling, and civic media in fostering a more informed electorate and shaping a more inclusive public discourse. Read More
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17 Emmy Nominations for MacArthur Grantees

MacArthur grantees received 17 nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Frontline received two awards: Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form for Bush's War and Outstanding Cinematography for The War Briefing ... Read More

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Associated Press to Distribute Investigative News Produced by MacArthur Grantees

The Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — two MacArthur grantees devoted to investigative journalism — will have their work distributed by the Associated Press to 1,500 American newspapers beginning this month. This new partnership is expected ... Read More

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

MacArthur grantee POV airs the documentary, The Reckoning, which follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in ... Read More
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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Interviewed by MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton talks with Jimmy Wales about Wikipedia.

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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 Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Jennifer Humke

Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Team Administrator

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator
Portrait of Maple Walker

Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation