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ProPublica Wins Pulitzer Prize

ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers at first delayed, then worsened, the financial crisis. Read More

The Edge of Joy

A MacArthur-supported documentary focused on Nigeria's maternal mortality rate – the second-highest in the world – has been selected as the debut film for the new Economist Film Project Read More

Moth Radio Hour Wins Peabody Award

The Moth Radio Hour – a production dedicated to live storytelling and supported by MacArthur – has won a 2010 Peabody Award, Read More

PBS Frontline Investigates U.S. Campaign of Targeted Killing

PBS FRONTLINE, a MacArthur grantee, carries out an in-depth investigation into the United States’ unprecedented campaign of targeted killing. Read More

Pushing the Elephant

This new MacArthur-supported documentary by Arts Engine follows the life of Ruth Mapendo, a Congolese refugee who fled to the U.S. with nine of her 10 children when ethnic violence broke out there in the ... Read More

Global Voices on Egypt Protests

Coverage of the protests in Egypt by bloggers and citizen media is featured on the website of Global Voices, a MacArthur grantee. Read More

The Post-7 Days

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MacArthur Grant to Working Films Strengthens Innovation & Impact of Social Justice Media

The Foundation's $300,000 grant supports strategic collaborations between non-profits and story-driven documentary films. Read More
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"How Democracy Works Now: Twelve Stories" Documentary Film

In this 12-part series, "How Democracy Works Now", filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini track how comprehensive immigration reform went from almost assured passage in 2001 to an uncertain future in 2007. Read More

Supporting Translation and Subtitling of Online Videos

MacArthur is providing a $100,000 grant to the Participatory Culture Foundation, sponsor of the video service Miro, to support the Universal Subtitles system. Read More

PBS NewsHour Via Phone

Using technology to expand its audience, PBS NewsHour, a MacArthur grantee, made its audio track available from mobile and land line phones. 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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