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"The Right to Vote"

From The New York Times
Featuring an op-doc produced by MacArthur-supported Center for Independent Documentary
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Tod Lending on the Role of Public Media

Tod Lending, filmmaker and founder of Nomadic Pictures, discusses the role of public media in telling transcendent stories. Nomadic Pictures is a documentary film production company based in Chicago that produces documentaries, like Legacy and Time ... Read More
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Ira Glass on the Role of Public Media

Ira Glass, host of This American Life, discusses the role of public media in sharing unique stories. This American Life is weekly a public radio show produced by WBEZ and broadcast to about 1.8 million ... Read More
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Steve James on the Role of Public Media

Steve James, director and producer at Kartemquin Films, discusses the role of public media in sharing individual stories. Kartemquin Films has been making documentaries, like Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters, that examine and critique society through ... Read More
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Paul Steiger on the Role of Public Media

Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief of ProPublica, discusses the role of public media in stimulating positive change. ProPublica is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. For 30 years, the MacArthur Foundation has ... Read More
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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

"In Praise of ProPublica"

from The Atlantic
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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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