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

MacArthur Awards 18 Documentary Film Grants thumbnail

MacArthur Awards 18 Documentary Film Grants

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including immigration, wrongful convictions, and the aftermath of genocide. Read More
500 Years thumbnail

500 Years

Care thumbnail


Cocaine Prison thumbnail

Cocaine Prison

Hazing thumbnail


In the Game thumbnail

In the Game

Migration Documentary Films thumbnail

Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More


Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director, Journalism & Media
Portrait of Lauren Pabst

Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Executive Assistant

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Erica Twyman

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer