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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Ask the Sexpert

A longtime sex advice columnist gains popularity against the backdrop of a ban on comprehensive sex-education in schools in several Indian states Read More
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Command and Control

Exploring the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America’s nuclear arsenal. Read More
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Count Me In

When ordinary citizens propose and vote directly for public projects in their neighborhoods, an experiment in direct democracy unfolds in Chicago. Read More
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Death By Design

Examining the global environmental and public health consequences of our addiction to our digital devices Read More
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Indian Point

Questioning safety standards overseen by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in light of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi disaster while observing the daily operations at an aging New York nuclear power plant Read More
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Logs of War

A network of citizen journalists in Liberia works to protect the country’s natural resources and public health Read More
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Mudflow

Following the social and political impacts of an ongoing environmental disaster believed to have been caused by natural gas drilling in Indonesia Read More
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Night School

Examining the experiences of four adults in Indianapolis as they work to earn a high school diploma and technical certification Read More
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Now Playing

Exploring the importance of play to human and social development and the movement that is making play a priority in every area of life Read More
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On the Outside: The Year After Prison

Chronicling the stories of 15 people as they work to rebuild their lives after being released from prison 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
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

Erica Twyman

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation