Amanda Hickman

AIR, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Amanda Hickman directs the Freelance Futures Initiative at AIR. She also shepherds emoji proposals with Emojination and teaches mapping and data visualization at the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. Amanda led BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts from its founding in 2015 until the lab wrapped up in 2017. She has taught reporting, data analysis and visualization, and audience engagement at graduate journalism programs at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and the City University of New York, and was DocumentCloud’s founding program director. Amanda has a long history of collaborating with both journalists, editors, and community organizers to design and create the tools they need to be more effective.

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