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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

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

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

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

Citizen Media Spread News about Haitian Earthquake

MacArthur grantee Global Voices, a worldwide community of more than 200 bloggers, is maintaining a special page with information about the quake that also links to a map of crisis information built by fellow grantee Ushahidi. 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

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Kathy K. Im

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