Approaching Africa

How do different groups approach Africa? Stories about media coverage of Africa, a student who taught poetry at a Zambian refugee camp, and how Ghana influenced Martin Luther King Jr.

Host: Micah Cratty
Producers: Micah Cratty and Jonah Willihnganz
Featuring: Chrissie Coxon, Stefanie Garcia, William Loel Von Hoene, Clayborne Carson
Music: Grant Newsome, Kissing Johnny

Release Date: 26 November 2007

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Story 1: Visual Media and the Dark Continent

The first story is a study of the media’s limited coverage of Africa. Print and television media are primarily visual – how does this simple fact affect the types of stories that make it into the news?

Producers: Chrissie Coxon, Stefanie Garcia

Story 2: A Blonde African American’s Unique Perspective of Africa

William Loel Von Hoene went to a Zambian refugee camp to teach Poetry. When people ask him, “How was your trip?” his answer isn’t always what they expect to hear.

Producer: Micah Cratty
Featuring: William Loel Von Hoene

Story 3: Africa Influences the US

African Independence Movements, especially in Ghana, influenced a young Martin Luther King, Jr. Since Stanford is the home of the Martin Luther King Papers Project, much of the material in this story comes from this source.

Producer: Micah Cratty
Featuring: Clayborne Carson

story 1 image via flickr | story 2 image via flickr | story 3 image via flickr