Harry Amana's Web
Professor Harry Amana is a retired faculty member who teaches
in the fall semester. He wrote a periodic column for the Chapel Hill News from
2000 to 2005. He also is a former adviser to the Carolina
Association of Black Journalists -- the student organization that
won the Student Chapter of the Year award for 2001 and 2002 from the National Association of Black Journalists
-- and served as interim director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black
Culture and History and the Institute of
Research from July 1999 to August 2001.
He came to the school in January
1979 from Temple University, where he
had taught for two years in Temple's Journalism Department in the School
of Communications. He also worked for two years for the American Friends Service Committee as
media coordinator for its Third World
served for more than 15 years on AFSC national committees. After graduate
school, Amana taught for three years at Rutgers University-Camden in the
English department. He has been away from Chapel Hill on three different
occasions, totaling two-and-a-half years to:
Philadelphia Inquirer [May-Dec. 1983] as a copy editor;
Atlanta University [June 1989 - Dec. 1990], as director of CAU's newly
formed Division of Communication Arts;
New Orleans, La. [Jan.-June 1996] on a
William Rand Kenan Jr. sabbatical.
He served on the board of the Common
Sense Foundation from 2001-2004 and on the N.C. Humanities Council from 1997-2003. For more
on Amana's background you may click here: III.
(Click on links for syllabi):
JOMC 153 Newswriting
(4 credits) Prerequisites: sophomore standing; passing grade
on the school's spelling and grammar examination; keyboarding skills;
permission of school. Study of elements of news stories, writing of leads,
organization and writing of various types of news stories.
JOMC 253 Reporting
(3 credits) Prerequisite: JOMC 153. Exercise in news gathering,
interviewing and writing news for print media.
JOMC 441 *
Minorities and Communication
(3 credits, spring semester) An examination of racial stereotypes
and minority portrayals in U.S. culture and communication. Emphasis is
on the portrayal of Native-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics and
Asian-Americans in the mass media.
JOMC 342.1 ** The Black Press and U.S.
(3 credits, fall semester) A chronological survey of the
African-American press in the United
States since 1827. Emphasis is on key people and issues during
critical eras in the African-American experience.
* (Fufills the University's cultural-diversity requirement)
** (Cross Listed with Department of
African and Afro-American Studies)
Minority, Diversity & Black
Over 150 links to sites on the black press,
journalism organizations, multicultral studies, and on the history and
culture of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas and
Latinos, and Native Americans. These include links on Amistad, Amos 'n'
Andy, Charlie Chan, The Cisco Kid, Tonto, and Zorro.
Writing & Reporting
Almost 150 links to reporting and writing sites,
organizations, major newspapers and broadcast stations, communication
journals, Freedom-of-Information sites, medical-reporting sites,
public-relations and business sites, media watchdog organizations, UNC-CH
online publications (including The Daily Tar Heel), activist and
lobbyist organizations, press and journalism organizations, and think
tanks. Includes more than 40 public-domain sites, such as the
U.S. Census Bureau, the N.C. and national sex-offenders registries,
phone and map directories, and the home pages of Triangle cities.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3365, Carroll Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365.
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Last modified: August 29, 2006
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