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?
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.
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.