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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MacArthur Supports 15 New Documentary Films

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including the health perils of digital devices, the safety of America’s nuclear weapons and nuclear power industry, and the shooting deaths of unarmed black teens. Read More
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3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

Following the repercussions of the 2012 shooting death of unarmed African American teen Jordan Davis and the consequences of Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws Read More
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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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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