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What made “Serial” work

onechicklette:

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?

Probably not.

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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Twitter Spotlight: Erin Sharoni

I met Erin Sharoni in person before I followed her on Twitter. And let me tell you: I was intimidated. Not only is Erin beautiful, she has her act together.

Erin is an athlete, journalist, television personality, actress, seeker and so much more. But she’s also kind-hearted and giving and compassionate, qualities I cherish in friends.

ErinSharoni Rome on Showtime

@OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@ErinSharoni: Funny, athletic, intellectual, loves to love, empathic, tall (had to throw at least ONE superficial thing in there, c’mon…) Continue reading