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Making Black Lives Matter in the News

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New MacArthur President Promises Grant Making With a More Immediate Impact

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Stop and Frisk in Four Cities: The Importance of Open Police Data

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Race, Justice and Media – A Special Event Report

On November 20, 2014, as the world waited for the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, Media Impact Funders and The Atlantic Philanthropies hosted a conversation on race, justice and media with philanthropic leaders and media makers. The event was designed to explore how media is changing public opinion and policy on multiple criminal justice issues — from the school-to-prison pipeline, to racial profiling, to wrongful prosecution and beyond. Read more

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Why Serial is Important for Journalism

Media Impact Focus: Race, Justice and Media

For many Americans of color, our criminal justice system seems far from just. Historical inequities have contributed to a chronically fraught relationship between police and minority communities, and numerous questions about prisoner treatment plague our system, which has one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. As a society, how can we affirm the value of law and order while still making sure it is fair for the most vulnerable among us? Read more

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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What Can Media Funders Learn from #Ferguson?

Soon the television cameras will get packed up,” reflected Alex Altman for Time the day after Michael Brown’s funeral, “leaving a town that has become the latest shorthand for America’s racial divide to figure out how to translate the energy, intensity and anger of the past two weeks into concrete change.” Read more

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