Interesting take on the unique approach of Serial.
Originally posted on Tommy Tomlinson:
ALERT WARNING ALERT: Spoilers from the last episode of “Serial” below. STOP NOW if you don’t want to know how it ends.
Here’s my Journalism 101 question about “Serial“: If Sarah Koenig had done the exact same reporting without anyone seeing it, and she took what she found to NPR — or most any other publication — would they have published the story?
She didn’t find enough doubt to spring Adnan Syed. She didn’t find enough evidence against the mysterious Jay, or anyone else, to reopen the case of the murder of Hae Min Lee. She said what she believes — “most of the time, I think he didn’t do it” — but in the end, she had to shrug her shoulders.
At most publications, including the ones I’ve worked for, I think most people would’ve stuck her notes in a drawer and moved on.
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Then she gave me quite a look when I told her I think Adnan did it.
Things got slightly better when I also said I didn’t think he should have been convicted. But I still might be on Friend Probation; Adrienne didn’t hug me good-bye post-brunch.
Serial wrapped up and I’m left with a sense of “now what?”
— Thomas Haydon (@RarityInForm) December 22, 2014
Anyway…yes, I’m still thinking about Serial a lot. And I’m not the only one. There’s a content-packed subreddit that would be glad to take a week – or a month – of your free time.
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This post contains spoilers so if you aren’t listening to Serial now, but might, stop reading!
I forget what I was doing while simultaneously listening to Serial Episode 1 in which host Sarah Koenig lays out both what Serial will be and the details of a closed case in Baltimore County involving the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee.
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