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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Washington Post to Feature ITVS Documentary Films

Documentary film nonprofit Independent Television Services is partnering with The Washington Post to form a new collaboration between journalists and independent filmmakers. Read More
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Firelight Media, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Firelight Media is supporting diverse documentary filmmakers to tell untold stories. Watch
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"Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers"

National Public Radio
Stanley Nelson , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantees: Firelight Media, Sundance Institute
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Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras

A special radio report by Latino USA producer Marlon Bishop takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras, one of the most violent countries in Latin America, to travel through Mexico ... Read More

"MacArthur Supports Local Film Maker"

Phillipstown Info
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Investigation Uncovers Abuses of Immigrant Workers

An investigation reveals abuses faced by many East Asian immigrants who come to the United States through the H-1B federal temporary work visa program to work in the tech sector. 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

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation