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ABOUT AMANDA HICKMAN
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Amanda Hickman shaped AIR's work on fair practice, contracts and compensation. She has served as Interim Executive Director of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio (and Podcasting!) for the last year. Before joining AIR, Amanda led BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts. She has taught reporting, multimedia storytelling and data visualization at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Columbia Journalism School. She helped launch DocumentCloud, an award winning reporting tool and catalog of primary source documents now used by thousands of journalists around the world, and her work as Director of Technology at Gotham Gazette, won numerous awards, including multiple notable entries to the Knight Batten Awards for Innovation in Journalism, General Excellence in Online Journalism from the Online News Association and multiple Knight News Challenge Innovation grants.
ABOUT CHIOKE I'ANSON
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Dr. Chioke I’Anson is the Director of Community Media at the VPM + ICA Community Media Center, as well as a philosopher, podcaster, and professor of African American Studies at VCU. He has been engaged in audio for as long as he has been working in academia, an engagement that only deepened when he moved to Richmond. He has worked as a producer for BackStory with the American History Guys and the AIR Media Finding America Project UnMonumental. His podcast pilot, Do Over, made it to the top ten of Radiotopia’s Podquest and also secured entry into NPR’s first Annual Story Lab. Through this, I’Anson was hired as NPR’s national underwriting voice for digital downloads and newscasts, placing his voice among the most heard voices of NPR. Chioke is a committed teacher, eager to explore audio as a pedagogical tool for his students and members of the Richmond community through the Media Center.