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Amani Channel

Visual Eye Media
Senior Producer
Amani Channel, MA is a broadcaster, an educator, an award-winning storyteller, a video producer, and a communications professional. He helps brands, nonprofits, individuals and students tell traditional and digital stories. During his career he's worked as a news reporter, PR practitioner, content/community manager, media consultant, and he's an award-winning video producer. He provides media consulting and corporate storytelling services through Visual Eye Media, and serves as an adjunct professor. Channel's content, commentary, and reports have been featured across the airwaves on outlets like NPR, APTN (Associated Press Television News), CNN, Headline News, Fox News Channel, BET, Black Family Channel, HDNews, and across the Web. He's also managed digital and broadcast PR campaigns with brands that include Visa, Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Chick-fil-A, and IHG among others. Channel often speaks at conferences, workshops, and universities across the country about traditional and new media. He's taught video production at Hillsborough Community College, Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Tampa, FL; the University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, and Southern Polytechnic University. In 2010 he received a Master of Arts from the University of South Florida. His thesis was titled: "Gatekeeping and Citizen Journalism: A Qualitative Examination of Participatory Media."