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17 Emmy Nominations for MacArthur Grantees

MacArthur grantees received 17 nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Frontline received two awards: Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form for Bush's War and Outstanding Cinematography for The War Briefing ... Read More

Associated Press to Distribute Investigative News Produced by MacArthur Grantees

The Center for Public Integrity and ProPublica — two MacArthur grantees devoted to investigative journalism — will have their work distributed by the Associated Press to 1,500 American newspapers beginning this month. This new partnership is expected ... Read More

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

MacArthur grantee POV airs the documentary, The Reckoning, which follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in ... Read More
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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Interviewed by MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton talks with Jimmy Wales about Wikipedia. Read More
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MacArthur Grantees Working Online to Make a Better World

Three grantees of the MacArthur Foundation are spotlighted in this short video: Public Radio Exchange, Global Voices and Caravan. Read More
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MacArthur's Support of News Programming

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of informative radio, television and film, visit http://www.macfound.org/programs/media. Read More
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Jake Shapiro of Public Radio Exchange

Public Radio Exchange, which provides independently-produced audio programming to public radio stations for broadcast and online use, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008. Read More
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Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films

Gordon Quinn, Kartemquin Films, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. Read More

Tribeca Film Institute Launches Reframe Project

Tribeca Film Institute, a nonprofit organization serving independent filmmakers and media artists, today announced the launch of Reframe. Read More

Frontline Documentary Sets Online Viewing Record

"Bush’s War,”a PBS Frontline documentary on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, was viewed online a record-setting 1.5 million times. Read More

Renewed Support for American Documentary | P.O.V.

MacArthur has given a grant of $1,500,000 over the next three years to support the P.O.V series and related online and education activities through 2010. Read More

NewsTrust.net Expands with MacArthur Support

In a press release issued today, the non-profit social news network NewsTrust.net announced it will use a multi-year grant from MacArthur Foundation to expand its 'Web 2.0' news review services and offer them to ... Read More

Groups Monitor Blogging, Internet Activity During Pakistani Emergency

The MacArthur-supported OpenNet Initiative has been reviewing Pakistani blogs, since President Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency last week. ONI’s research, which is widely cited, finds that “the amount of live blogging taking place ... Read More

MacArthur Supports New Nonprofit Investigative News Organization

A new, non-partisan, non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest will launch here in January under the name ProPublica. Read More

Grantees Receive Emmy Awards

MacArthur grantees P.O.V. and Frontline received awards at this year's News and Documentary Emmy Awards presentation. Frontline and Frontline/World also received four competitive awards, including one for "Outstanding Investigative Journalism―Long Form ... 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
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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