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David Fanning on the Role of Public Media

David Fanning, executive producer of FRONTLINE, discusses the role of public media in sharing nonpartisan, compelling stories. FRONTLINE is a PBS documentary series that produces powerful reporting on difficult and controversial topics. For 30 years, MacArthur ... Read More
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Wendy Levy on the Role of Public Media

Wendy Levy, co-founder of Sparkwise, discusses the role of public media in fostering community among audiences. Sparkwise is a web based data communication tool that collects and compares metrics to create a moving story. For 30 ... Read More
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PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses

Crossing the Line interviews a former Border Patrol agent, who blows the whistle on overcrowding, deprivation of food and water, and physical abuse. Read More
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MacArthur Awards 13 Documentary Film Grants

A supporter of independently produced film and video for more than 30 years, MacArthur announced 13 grants totaling more than $1.6 million for documentary film projects. Read More

Foundations Award $3.5 Million to PBS NewsHour

The funding will enable travel across the country for reporting from the field and will support the Digital Election Data Center, a tool for viewers to follow the election. Read More
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Reporting Partnership Explores Challenges to World's Food Supply

Food for 9 Billion examines the difficulty of feeding the world in the face of growing populations, shrinking resources, and changing diets. Read More
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Stony Brook University Receives $285,000 from MacArthur to Promote News Literacy

MacArthur’s grant will help Stony Brook’s School of Journalism create digital educational materials to teach students how to identify legitimate news information. Read More
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MacArthur's Elspeth Revere on the Chicago News Cooperative

MacArthur Vice President of Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives Elspeth Revere discusses the end of the Chicago News Cooperative. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

The Moth supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today’s society. Read More
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Center for Investigative Reporting, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Center for Investigative Reporting produces and disseminates compelling multimedia stories to engage the public and spark policy change. Read More
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The Moth, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

The Moth, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, supports the art and craft of storytelling to foster meaningful communication in today's society. Read More
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Center for Investigative Reporting, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Center for Investigative Reporting, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, produces and disseminates compelling multimedia stories to engage the public and spark policy change. Read More

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Radio producers, audio artists, documentarians, and students come together, listen to each other’s work, share ideas and expertise, and make priceless connections with future colleagues and new friends. Sessions and discussions range from practical topics ... Read More

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham ... Read More

Bill Moyers Returns to TV

The renowned journalist returned from retirement to host the MacArthur-supported show "Moyers & Company." 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

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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

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

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Joanna Cohen

Program Officer, Evaluation