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Serial Podcast Leakin Park Animation Adnan Syed Jay Jenn

Most people agree that Jay is a notorious liar. While that does not mean that everything he said in relation to Hae's murder must be untrue (at least the jury thought so), i decided to try a little experiment:

Is the theory of Adnan Syed burying Hae's body in Leakin Park (and thus being involved in her murder) still supported by the other evidence available after disregarding Jay's testimony?
This animation takes into account Adnan's call logs, AT&T expert witness's tower testing data as well as Jenn's and other eyewitness's testimony.

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Map of calls to and from Adnan Syed's phone by time and location on the 13th of January 1999. Every second represents around 10 minutes of that day.

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Case in Point podcast: Fairness, criminal justice, and “Serial”

In this episode of Case in Point, John Hollway and Rabia Chaudry explore the conviction of Adnan Syed of Serial fame, and what it means for the fairness of our justice system. For more info, visit:

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Serial, the hugely popular podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, has prompted much discussion and debate about the murder case of Hae Min Lee and convicted Adnan Syed, who is currently serving a life sentence. Here at Idea Channel, besides our fascination with the case, the podcast got us thinking about objectivism. There is a widely held expectation that the law and journalism must be objective. But is that really possible? And does Serial show us that impossibility? Watch the episode and find out more!!

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Alternative theory as to what happened...I didn't have time to go into this, but Hae's body had been lying flat for 12 hours, not curled in a trunk, which goes against Jays story. I also felt Jay was purposefully contradicting himself, in order to get the testimony thrown out...These ideas, plus the note in her car, and certain locations pinged by towers, as well as the fact that Adnan didn't show animosity towards Jay and Jays bizarre fear of a parked van outside the porn store...made me think, these two were periphery players, but not the actual murderers. I just came across this article, which pretty much came to the same conclusions that I did...if you're interested.

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My name is Kate and I’m going to offer some insight into a) how we will adapt the serial podcast and b) how we have aligned adaptation theories to this process.

Firstly, let’s start off by discussing the way we intend to adapt the original text. The original series is formed around the perspective of a journalistic approach from a third party. In our adaptation we will be focusing on the perspectives of both Adnan Syed’s and Hae Min Lee’s family. This is intended to maintain interest and prolong the story over multiple platforms for the podcasts already large fan base as well as create a great entry point to the story for new viewers.

Now, let’s delve in and explore the adaptations fidelity to the original text. So, the core basis of the story will remain the same so for example, the particulars regarding the case and trial of the crime series will not change however changes will be made in relation to the way in which this story is told, rather than being told by a third party narrative with no emotional connection to this case, the story will be told from perspectives of the families of those involved which will certainly pay homage to the actual crime case in terms of fidelity as well as extending the story as part of a transmedia franchise.

This integrated adaptation is bound together by the implicit mannerisms, attitudes and beliefs displayed by the family members as well as the explicitly factual information communicated through the formalities of the case and overarching narrative. The informants relative to this adaptation, such as names, trial outcomes and relationships are easily transferred between media, and therefore support this adaptation approach as a successful transmedia franchise. The implicit tones portrayed by the family members create atmosphere within the story and although this is not transferable it creates a new narrative for pre-existing serial fans to re-watch the series without direct repetition.

In terms of medium specificity, we have chosen a TV series, website and an online forum as franchise platforms in order to create a multi-sensory, indulgent and interactive experience for viewers. The emotional aspect portrayed by the families’ involvement in the trial creates a relatable connection for viewers form opinions, which can be discussed and compared via the online forum. The TV series provides a visual and audible experience for viewers and the series format creates a larger landscape for the story to expand in comparison to a film and the website allows viewers to get live updates to the story in between episodes.

That sums up our adaptation. We hope you have enjoyed our pitch ideas and look forward to your feedback.

Thank you.


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