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The New York Review of Books
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Copyright Decision Expands Access to Encrypted, Copyrighted Material

A network of fair-use advocates, including several MacArthur grantees, successfully petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office to grant more access to copyrighted and encrypted DVD content. Read More

StoryCorps Animated Shorts Featured on P.O.V.

"P.O.V.," a television show and MacArthur grantee, helped the shorts, which are the brainchild of MacArthur Fellow David Isay, from a primarily audio to a video format. Read More

New Tool Helps Citizens Fact-Check News on the Internet

The NewsTrust last week piloted a new tool, Truthsquad, to help expose misinformation on the Internet and to give people new tools to fact-check the news, with professional oversight. Read More

Media Collaboration Highlights International Justice

MacArthur grantees Link TV and Skylight Pictures collaborated on a new media initiative designed to educate the public about the International Criminal Court and challenges in international justice. Read More

ProPublica Garners Pulitzer

An article by Sheri Fink, of MacArthur grantee ProPublica, received a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Read More

High-tech Media, Old-style Issues

Los Angeles Times
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Plugging the Gap

American Journalism Review
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Documentary Examines Regional Air Carriers

MacArthur grantees the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and PBS’ Frontline broadcast their first co-production, “Flying Cheap,” a documentary about the working conditions at regional air carriers.  Watch video. Read More

Amazon, Apple, and Caravan

The Atlantic
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A Street-Level Campaign Intends to Take on Bigotry

Chicago News Cooperative
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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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