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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The Unafraid

Four friends seek a college education, after the state of Georgia bans undocumented students from its top universities Read More
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To Bridge the Divide

Exploring efforts of a suburban high school to address racial equity and academic achievement Read More
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Trafficked

Exposing the criminal underground that allows American companies to profit from workers held as modern day slaves in the U.S. Read More
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Tribal Justice

Following two tribal court judges who strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people through restorative justice practices Read More
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Untitled Missouri Film

Revealing the history of St. Louis, Missouri’s atomic weapons past and the consequences of illegal dumping of uranium and thorium in suburban neighborhoods Read More
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Whiteness Project

Exploring the role of whiteness in the American racial paradigm Read More
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Whose Streets?

Following residents, activists and leaders of Ferguson, Missouri in the ongoing struggle for racial justice 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 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

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation