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Understanding the Vital Role of Unrestricted Funding for Journalism

Kathy Im, MacArthur's Director for Journalism and Media, explores the vital role of unrestricted funding for journalism in an essay published by the American Press Institute. Read More
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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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Firelight Media Names New Documentary Lab Fellows

The MacArthur-supported program provides filmmakers with one-on-one support, funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Read More
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Panama Papers Investigation Began with Investigative Journalism Consortium

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, along with the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, and more than 100 other media partners, spent a year sifting through 11.5 million leaked files. Read More
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ProPublica Research Finds Correlation Between Payments and Rise in Brand-Name Drug Prescriptions

Using data from its Dollars for Docs project, ProPublica has tracked drug company payments to doctors since 2010. 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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Mapping the Intersection of Interactive Documentaries and Digital Journalism

The wisdom and experience of journalists and documentarians in the interactive domain offer ways to achieve new levels of journalistic excellence and impact, according to a report by the MIT Open Documentary Lab. Read More

Special Screening of 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets

This film dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 and examines the aftermath of this systemic tragedy. Read More
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Project Examines Proposed Upgrades to U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

A reporting project by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is examining Pentagon plans to spend an estimated $1 trillion to buy a new generation of nuclear weapons to replace the current arsenal. Read More
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Fund to Forge Partneships Between News Outlets, Freelance Journalists on Global Issues

The Catalyst Fund, a $1 million initiative by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is aimed at fostering strategic partnerships with major news outlets to support work by freelance multimedia journalists on systemic global issues. Read More
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Elspeth Revere to Leave MacArthur After 24 Years

Elspeth Revere, Vice President for Media, Culture and Special Initiatives, will leave MacArthur at the end of November, after more than 24 years of service. Read More
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Report Outlines Best Journalism Practices for Documentary Filmmakers

The report finds that cultural divisions keep filmmakers and journalists apart, and filmmakers usually have less of a support system and are unaware of the journalistic resources they can turn to when facing certain risks. Read More
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Washington Post to Feature ITVS Documentary Films

Documentary film nonprofit Independent Television Services is partnering with The Washington Post to form a new collaboration between journalists and independent filmmakers. Read More
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Firelight Media, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Firelight Media is supporting diverse documentary filmmakers to tell untold stories. Read More
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Gangs, Murder, and Migration in Honduras

A special radio report by Latino USA producer Marlon Bishop takes a deep dive into the root causes of why people leave Honduras, one of the most violent countries in Latin America, to travel through Mexico ... 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 Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

Kathy K. Im

Director
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

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation