Serial: The Case Of Adnan Syed, By Sarah Koenig

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An investigative piece of journalism can prove to be intriguing and captivating to an audience, especially in podcast form. This creates an issue where a journalist may form biased opinions in the quest to make an interesting piece of journalism. Serial is an investigative journalism podcast in which Sarah Koenig narrates the inquiry of a 1999 murder case which was previously closed. The case is based on the murder of Hae Min Lee, at the hand of Adnan Syed. Initiated by Rabia Chaudry, Koenig began a year long reinvestigation of the case of Hae Min Lee, which occured more than a decade ago. Should the internet be tearing apart an old case which was resolved in court? Koenig has been accused of having a biased opinion throughout the case and maintains the view that Adnan Syed is innocent throughout the twelve episodes, without saying it outright, despite the fact …show more content…

They may have noticed all of the witnesses and possible suspects which were never thoroughly investigated at the time, and inquired about the nature of this strange case. The entertainment business strives to produce interesting content. Sarah Koenig seemed to be very open about her feelings towards the people involved in this case. While this may be viewed as bias, it can also be seen as a transparent view on every aspect of this case. There is a certain degree in which an opinion can be viewed as unbiased, however, opinions are never objective. With the addition of Koenig’s personal views on people, as listeners of the podcast, our views and opinions can be skewed towards the ones that Koenig presents with subjective evidence. That said, the podcast ended more or less inconclusively. Producers did not try to insist that Adnan was innocent, causing viewers to make up their own

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