Thursday, January 21, 2016

What's your opinion on Making a Murderer?

Just about everyone is getting in on the "Making a Murderer" talk and if they're not they've probably at least heard about it.  I'm not going to go into a long description of the case.  If you're interested in watching the series you can find it on Netflix.  You can also get the first episode on YouTube.  The internet is flooded with radio talk shows, podcasts, stories, etc. with opinions, lost evidence, mystery suspects.

Nancy Grace has issued her opinion on the case, Dr. Phil issued his opinion on the case (even though his opinion sounded like he had relied on the research of some production intern). I've heard better opinions from high school students.

The Chronicle staff and some of MBC multimedia reporters are working hard to get Local 12 reporter Angenette Levy to visit our class to talk about the case.  Levy was a reporter covering the case back in 2005 for WFRV-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The documentary is popular and has raised many questions about bias, objectivity, etc.  It's also interesting how this documentary has sparked so much talk in the criminal justice system.

Here's some great articles about Levy's experience covering the trial.  She doesn't show up much in the documentary but she seems to have captured the attention of the documentarian's cameras while covering the trial as part of the press corp.

MAKING A MURDERER STAND OUT REPORTER ANGENETTE LEVY ON WHAT THE SERIES LEAVES OUT

WHO IS ANGENETTE LEVY? MAKING A MURDERER REPORTER HAS IMPRESSIVE CAREER

MAKING A MURDERER' STAR REPORTER: THIS CASE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FAMOUS YEARS AGO 

Angenette wasn't the only reporter covering the case but it seems like she's captured the nation's attention as well.  She is a very intelligent reporter and has carved out a niche in the Cincinnati market.  She covers crime and trial related news quite well.  I bet she never thought she would be getting this kind of attention from covering a case.


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