Monthly Archives: November 2014

9 Fascinating True-Crime Books For ‘Serial’ Fans

The special appeal of “Serial,” in a media world already saturated with tawdry true-crime show, lies in Koenig’s willingness to grapple with her own shortcomings as a journalist and with the ethical dilemmas of crime reporting. She develops a relationship with Syed, giving him a voice, but also questioning her own biases in his favor and pointing out the personal factors that might sway her narrative. True crime, as a genre, always risks exploitation — of the victims, of the accused, of the families torn apart by the crime — and “Serial” remains ever-conscious of this risk, but also of the genre’s potential for discovery and redemption.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/serial-podcast-books_n_6221252.html

9 Fascinating True-Crime Books For ‘Serial’ Fans

The special appeal of “Serial,” in a media world already saturated with tawdry true-crime show, lies in Koenig’s willingness to grapple with her own shortcomings as a journalist and with the ethical dilemmas of crime reporting. She develops a relationship with Syed, giving him a voice, but also questioning her own biases in his favor and pointing out the personal factors that might sway her narrative. True crime, as a genre, always risks exploitation — of the victims, of the accused, of the families torn apart by the crime — and “Serial” remains ever-conscious of this risk, but also of the genre’s potential for discovery and redemption.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/serial-podcast-books_n_6221252.html