After 15 years, journalist Sarah Koenig looks into Adnan Syed's case, in which he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, in 1999 largely based on one witness. She shares her process and thoughts through the podcast, Serial.
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I focused on the idea of how opinions of Adnan can change through the process of listening to the podcast, where certain details stood out at certain points and others became purely noise.
This book explores how storytelling can simply be the act of sifting through and rearranging facts and information, then presenting the data in a different way to achieve a new effect. By visually rewinding and fast forwarding through the podcast, I wanted to captures the multiple viewpoints expressed, the struggles of understanding exactly who Adnan is, and the difficulty in determining what makes a murderer.
A few snap shots of my process — from developing a grid and narrowing down on type choices, to revising the content and layouts.