First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Danielle GrenonFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

The Impact on the O.J. Simpson Verdict

Mentor/s

Professor Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Media, although a popular tool in our day in age, used to provide the world with information, can have a positive effect by informing those with facts, or a negative effect due to the spread of exaggerated and irrelevant news. The coverage of the media lured the world to stop in time and watch the O.J. Simpson case unravel. The presence of live recordings added pressure to those in the courtroom and made them do unspeakable things to get people on their side. The media allowed the prosecutors and the defendants to directly and indirectly sabotage each other. Particulars would be when the defense team was able to play the race card in their issue with The New Yorker, and the prosecution team took advantage of when the LAPD released the tapes of Nicole Brown’s 9/11 calls regarding her abuse from O.J. The public and the jury were able to see how stereotypes affected the case when deciding who would be most effective as a jury member. The live coverage of the in-court case formed a divide between the country due to present factors such as race, gender, and economic class. Unlike normal closed courtrooms, the nation had the newest insight immediately which allowed opinions to be easily manipulated. The public's opinion changed of prosecutor, Marcia Clark, when the media exploited her based on her appearance rather than her level of performance. The verdict of O.J. Simpson was also turned into a spectator sport for entertainment purposes with over 150 million viewers pausing their day to hear the outcome. Even though the verdict was released over 25 years ago, the nation is still impacted by the verdict of the case, seeing a new Netflix series was created to bring more awareness to the controversial issue and for the public to see how those involved were impacted.

College and Major available

Management

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300 Honors Capstone, Professor Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

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Danielle Grenon- Honors student graduating in May 2020, Majoring in Management from the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology.

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The Impact on the O.J. Simpson Verdict

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Media, although a popular tool in our day in age, used to provide the world with information, can have a positive effect by informing those with facts, or a negative effect due to the spread of exaggerated and irrelevant news. The coverage of the media lured the world to stop in time and watch the O.J. Simpson case unravel. The presence of live recordings added pressure to those in the courtroom and made them do unspeakable things to get people on their side. The media allowed the prosecutors and the defendants to directly and indirectly sabotage each other. Particulars would be when the defense team was able to play the race card in their issue with The New Yorker, and the prosecution team took advantage of when the LAPD released the tapes of Nicole Brown’s 9/11 calls regarding her abuse from O.J. The public and the jury were able to see how stereotypes affected the case when deciding who would be most effective as a jury member. The live coverage of the in-court case formed a divide between the country due to present factors such as race, gender, and economic class. Unlike normal closed courtrooms, the nation had the newest insight immediately which allowed opinions to be easily manipulated. The public's opinion changed of prosecutor, Marcia Clark, when the media exploited her based on her appearance rather than her level of performance. The verdict of O.J. Simpson was also turned into a spectator sport for entertainment purposes with over 150 million viewers pausing their day to hear the outcome. Even though the verdict was released over 25 years ago, the nation is still impacted by the verdict of the case, seeing a new Netflix series was created to bring more awareness to the controversial issue and for the public to see how those involved were impacted.

 

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