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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Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films

Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

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Tribeca Film Institute Launches Reframe Project

Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit organization serving independent filmmakers and media artists, today announced the launch of Reframe. Read More

Frontline Documentary Sets Online Viewing Record

"Bush’s War,”a PBS Frontline documentary on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was viewed online a record-setting 1.5 million times. Read More

Renewed Support for American Documentary | P.O.V.

MacArthur has given a grant of $1,500,000 over the next three years to support the P.O.V series and related online and education activities through 2010. Read More

NewsTrust.net Expands with MacArthur Support

In a press release issued today, the non-profit social news network NewsTrust.net announced it will use a multi-year grant from MacArthur Foundation to expand its 'Web 2.0' news review services and offer them to ... Read More

Groups Monitor Blogging, Internet Activity During Pakistani Emergency

The MacArthur-supported OpenNet Initiative has been reviewing Pakistani blogs, since President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency last week. ONI’s research, which is widely cited, finds that “the amount of live blogging taking place ... Read More

MacArthur Supports New Nonprofit Investigative News Organization

A new, non-partisan, non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest will launch here in January under the name ProPublica. Read More

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ... Read More

PBS' "Frontline" Receives $5 Million from MacArthur

PBS Frontline today announced a $5 million grant from MacArthur for its Frontline documentary series and its companion international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/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

Staff

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Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
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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

Erica Twyman

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation