Amani Channel is a Telly award-winning producer and expert in traditional and new media. He is the content manager at Public Broadcasting Atlanta for the www.lensonatlanta.org social community. He is also the founder of a consulting, new media production company called Visual Eye Media. You can follow him on Twitter at @urbanreporter or @visualeyemedia.
During his journalism career his content, commentaries and reports have been featured on NPR, APTN (Associated Press Television News), CNN, Headline News, BET, Black Family Channel, HDNews, local news stations and across the Web.
Channel is currently working toward completing a master''s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida. His thesis is titled: "Gatekeeping and Citizen Journalism: A Qualitative Examination of Participatory Media."