My Urban Report is a multi-media blog that explores urban news, media issues, and the personal experiences of its founder Amani Channel.
Amani is an award-winning video producer and a specialist in traditional and new media.
He is the founder of Visual Eye Media, a company that helps businesses, organizations, and individuals leverage traditional and social media for marketing, promotions, and to build stronger relationships. Amani is also the content manager at Public Broadcasting Atlanta for Lens on Atlanta, the first regionally-focused online community in the country to be sponsored by public broadcasting.
Prior to joining PBA, Amani worked as a journalist. His content, commentaries, and reports have been featured on on NPR, APTN (Associated Press Television News), CNN, Headline News, Fox News Channel, BET, Black Family Channel, HDNews, and across the Web.
Amani has produced more than 170 podcasts for www.myurbanreport.com. He shoots, edits, and is the talent for the citizen journalism-styled videos.
Amani speaks at conferences, workshops, and universities across the country about traditional and new media. He’s taught video production at Kennesaw State University, Hillsborough Community College and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Tampa, Fl.
He is currently working towards completing a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida. His thesis is titled: “Gatekeeping and Citizen Journalism: A Qualitative Examination of Participatory Media.”
Feel free to call Amani Channel at (404) 213-2121.