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Video: Exit Poll Oversimplification

A video collaboration by the MacArthur-supported POV and the New York Times examines the tendency to oversimplify exit poll results following an election. Read More
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New Media and the Changing Nature of Civic and Political Activism

Cathy Cohen, professor of political science at University of Chicago, and Elisabeth Soep, Research Director and Senior Producer at Youth Radio, address a new form of civic engagement. Read More
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More than $1 Million to Nonfiction Storytellers

The Sundance Institute is awarding more than $1 million to documentary projects that explore subjects ranging from police violence and natural disasters to income inequality and education in the developing world. Read More
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Survey Series Tracks Opinions of Young Blacks, Latinos

GenForward is a series of monthly surveys intended to address the absence of young black and Latino voices in the political process. Read More
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Justice Department to Stop Using Private Prisons Following Mother Jones Investigation

The investigation of private prisons in Louisiana found serious deficiencies in staffing and security, and a higher rate of violence was occurring than the prison was reporting. Read More
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ProPublica Project to Help Newsrooms Cover Voting Issues on Election Day

Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ... Read More
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Collaboration to Create New Interactive Conversations About Race

POV and The New York Times will create new forms of documentary and interactive content aimed at reporting and exploring how race is lived today. Read More
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Reporting Project Brings Discussion of Modern Arab World into Classrooms

A reporting and education project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting uses the stories of six people to provide a comprehensive account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be. Read More
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New Search Tool Traces Sources of ‘Dark Money’

An online tool by the MacArthur-supported Center for Public Integrity is designed to shed light on the flow of “dark money” through nonprofits into political campaigns. Read More
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Database Provides Information on Police Misconduct Settlements

The nonprofit news organization Chicago Reporter has created an interactive and searchable database of the City of Chicago’s settlements in police misconduct cases, including officer names, demographic details of the plaintiffs, and type of misconduct. Read More
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Making Sense of the Noise: A Vital Role for Public & Independent Media

A conversation on the vital role of public and independent media‬ features Raney Aronson of FRONTLINE, Cathy Cohen of The Black Youth Project, Tabitha Jackson of Sundance Film Festival and Mary Stucky of Round Earth Media. Read More

Our Commitment to Public Interest Media

MacArthur president Julia Stasch addresses the PBS Annual Meeting in Chicago, emphasizing the importance of independent, nonprofit journalism and unveiling MacArthur’s expanded commitment to support journalism and media. Read More
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MacArthur Expands its Commitment to Journalism and Media

Expanded journalism and media grantmaking that will support professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and civic media that enables new ways for people to express and organize themselves for social change. Read More
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MacArthur’s Commitment to Journalism and Media

MacArthur provides journalism and media grantmaking that supports professional nonprofit reporting, nonfiction multimedia storytelling, and civic media that enables new ways for people to express and organize themselves for social change. 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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
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Kathy K. Im

Director
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Jennifer Humke

Senior Program Officer
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Lauren Pabst

Program Officer

Gwendolyn W. Bolling

Team Administrator

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator
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Maple Walker

Team Coordinator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation