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Investigation Uncovers Abuses of Immigrant Workers

An investigation reveals abuses faced by many East Asian immigrants who come to the United States through the H-1B federal temporary work visa program to work in the tech sector. 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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More Than 30 Years of Supporting Documentary Filmmaking

For more than 30 years, MacArthur has supported the production of documentary films and participatory web-based documentaries that combine exceptional storytelling with in-depth journalism to examine important social issues. Read More
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Non-Candidate Spending On the Rise In State Elections

Non-candidate spending has increased in state elections since 2010, in part because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, according to “Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics?” Read More

Chicago Premiere of "The Homestretch"

The Homestretch, a documentary film by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly, features three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Read More
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America’s First Investigative Public Radio Show

The show will feature investigative stories with a focus on informing the public about the actions of governments, businesses, and communities out of public view. Read More
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget. Read More
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ProPublica

Investigative journalism with real impact. 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recipient. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 18 Documentary Film Grants

The documentaries address a range of important issues, including immigration, wrongful convictions, and the aftermath of genocide. Read More
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Investigation Tracks Down Wall Street Players Who Sparked Financial Crisis

A three-part investigative series on the 2008 financial meltdown revisits the subprime lenders, Wall Street banks, and government regulators most responsible for the crash. Read More
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Independent Lens Announces New Season Lineup

The MacArthur-supported Independent Lens documentary series is launching its 12th season on PBS on September 30th with a lineup of 23 films from new and established filmmakers. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Nine Documentary Film Grants

Nine documentary films exploring a range of important issues are given grants totaling more than $1 million. Read More
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Migration Documentary Films

MacArthur’s media grantmaking has supported the production of several documentary films on migration and immigration in the U.S. and around the world. Read More
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Artificial Intelligence Used to Tell Data-Driven Stories

The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica has updated its Opportunity Gap news application, which lets users see how equal access to education is in their state. 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

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Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kathy K. Im

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