Los Angeles

Kathy Im

  • Director of Journalism and Media
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Kathy oversees the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s journalism and media program, which supports the foremost institutions of public service journalism, investigative journalism and documentary film. During her tenure, the program has contributed to numerous impactful and award-winning investigations and documentaries, and important innovations in the production and distribution of public service journalism. Kathy was recently a Visiting Fellow at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab where she explored the intersection of interactive documentaries and digital journalism, and laid the groundwork for new collaborations between interactive media makers and major news organizations.