American Media History: O.J. Simpson Trial

Journalism A

Short answer – O.J. Simpson Trial (1995)

1. What was unique about media coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995 which made it different from other high profile trials?

2. How did the media coverage of the trial impact public opinion regarding Simpson’s guilt or innocence?

3. What event involving O.J. Simpson occurred during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in June 1994 and how was it covered by the media?

4. Give an example of a cable channel that greatly benefited and enhanced its exposure through its covered of the O.J. Simpson trial (and how did it benefit).

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