Lauren Pabst

Senior Program Officer

Lauren Pabst (she/her) is a Senior Program Officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she works on the Foundation’s grantmaking in support of Nonfiction Multimedia Storytelling and Professional Nonprofit Reporting. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, she worked in the documentary film field, including with Rada Studio, Black Public Media, and Public Policy Productions.

Participating Sessions

Working Intersectionally – News & Documentary

Across the country, nonprofit newsrooms are springing up to fill a void in local reporting, with many of them turning to film and documentaries to expand their reach and reach audiences. Bringing together the filmmaker and the reporter to create locally based films of journalistic and artistic integrity that serve the public interest. This partnership, however, can also invite tension, bringing together approaches and standards from distinct disciplines. This session...