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    The O. J. Simpson Trial

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    ‘Media event’ is a term first coined by Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz with regard to the festive viewing of television. A media event consists of three levels—syntactics (the interruption of the normal routines), semantics (the asserted meaning of the event) and pragmatics (the response of a committed audience). (Dayan and Katz 1992, p. 14) These occasions are preplanned, promoted and presented live to the viewers (Dayan and Katz 1992, pp. 5-7) which thus create a disruption of dailiness including the interruption of the broadcasting routine and the suspension of our sense of flow of everyday life. (Moores 2004, pp. 24-25) This essay will attempt to analyse the O.J. Simpson trial as a media event and explore the broader social meanings reinforced…

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    Even though he was acquitted, countless people to this day still believe that Orenthal James Simpson murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in cold blood, on the night of June 12, 1994. There has been a great deal of debate over this case for years. The real question is; did he or did he not commit the murder? In the eyes of the twelve jurors on the case, he was found not guilty, but in the eyes of majority of the United States he is guilty. O.J. Simpson killed his ex-wife…

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    O. J. Simpson Case Study

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    On June 12, 1994 at about 10:15 pm (Courier Post Online, 2016) Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of Orenthal James "O. J." Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman were brutally stabbed to death in the front yard of Nicole’s home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, all while Nicole’s two children were still asleep in the house. After the bodies were discovered, the next of kin for both families needed to be contacted. Officers were sent to the home of O.J. Simpson to notify him of his ex-wife’s death.…

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    O. J. Simpson: NFL Legend

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    O.J Simpson When you hear the name “O.J Simpson,” do you think of a NFL legend or a murderer? As a kid, O.J Simpson was in love with football, and went on to play in college, and even make it into the NFL. After he retired one of the biggest court cases in history happened. Even with a lot of evidence, O.J was found not guilty. Simpson had even more criminal trouble later on in his life that would send him to prison for 33 years. Simpson was a NFL star until one of the biggest murder trials…

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    The O.J. Simpson trial is one of the most infamous trials in this country’s history. The jury’s decision of the trial completely shocked the people of the United States and across the world. People were glued to their televisions as the trial carried on. The verdict of the O.J. Simpson trial was wronged by many factors. Starting with the race of the suspect, to the selection of the jury, concluding with the prosecution’s failure to collect all of the substantial information and evidence to prove…

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    One of the most controversial and infamous trials that shocked the world was the trial of O.J Simpson. On the night of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were found brutally murdered outside of Nicole’s condominium on Bundy Drive in Los Angeles (Linder, 2000). Nicole’s neck was nearly severed from her body and Ronald’s body had been stabbed nearly thirty times (Linder, 2000). Nicole Brown Simpson was married to O.J. Simpson and filed for divorce after she had endured spousal…

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    The O. J. Simpson Case

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    O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman in 1994. The trial began in 1995 and ended four months later, Simpson was charged as not guilty. Orenthal James Simpson was one of the most famous running backs in American football history. The majority of Simpson’s career was spent playing for the Buffalo Bills even though he ended his football career with the 49ers in 1979. A while after he retired from football, Simpson spent his time as a sports commentator,…

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    The O.J. Simpson Trial: How the Media and Race Influenced the Decision The legal decision of The People versus O.J. Simpson forever changed legal proceedings in our country, and is regarded as one of the most controversial court rulings in American history. The murder trial was unique due to the high profile status of the people involved, the circumstances surrounding the crime, and the media attention that the case received from the media. The crime occurred in 1994 Los Angeles, a racially…

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    dead along with one of her best friends. Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman had been murdered, but who killed them. The evidence clearly shows that O.J. Simpson committed the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, even though he was found not guilty (Linder). Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson was a famous football player that was married to model Nicole Brown (OJ: The Untold Story). O.J. was always very jealous of Nicole and if he couldn’t have her then no one could. He also showed…

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