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Richard Cunningham

Producer - Engaged Journalism

Expertise: People and communities, audio storytelling, race, social policy, local politics and the economy

Education: University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Bachelor of Arts, media and communication studies
University of Missouri - Master of Arts, journalism, specializing in interactive media


Richard Cunningham began his journalism career as an intern at WAMU in Washington, D.C. Later, he moved to Los Angeles to work as an associate producer at American Public Media's "Marketplace." As a producer of engaged journalism at Ideastream Public Media, he uses his skills to collaborate with local community members to tell personal stories.


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