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O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions : News Rituals in the Construction of Reality.

By: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999Copyright date: ©1999Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511148972
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions : News Rituals in the Construction of RealityDDC classification:
  • 302.23/0973
LOC classification:
  • PN4888.T4 -- H855 1999eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Knowing O.J. -- Plan of the book -- Part I Theory -- 1 O.J. and ritual -- The Simpson case as "popular" murder trial -- An earlier "trial of the century" -- Fact inspires fiction -- Murder sells -- Cameras in the courtroom -- Narratives, Simpson, and the plausibility continuum -- The Simpson case as "media event" -- 2 O.J. and politics -- The Celebrity Defendant project -- (Re)activating the project -- The Domestic Violence project -- (Re)activating the project -- The Black "Other" project -- (Re)activating the project -- The "Just-Us" system project -- (Re)activating the project -- Conclusions -- Part II News construction -- 3 Press rites and O.J. wrongs: behind the scenes at "Camp O.J." -- O.J. as newswork -- "Newsworthy" events -- The objectivity ideal -- Journalistic routines -- Socio-political climate -- Business constraints -- O.J. and newsworkers -- Innocence or guilt -- Objectivity and race -- O.J. and newsworthiness -- Conclusions -- 4 Celebrating the process: O.J. and KTLA-TV -- KTLA News -- KTLA Newsworkers and legal analysts -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Framing practices and techniques -- Themes -- Conclusions -- 5 (Re)affirming official sources: O.J. and the Los Angeles Times -- The Times -- The Times newsworkers -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Sources -- Themes -- Conclusions -- 6 (Il)legitimate transgressions: O.J. and the Los Angeles Sentinel -- The Sentinel -- The Sentinel newsworkers -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Sources -- Themes -- Conclusions -- Part III Audience reception -- 7 Raced ways of seeing O.J. -- The study groups -- The interviews -- The interview context -- The primetime text -- Simpson Reads Primetime -- Group affirmations -- Prosecution and defense cases.
Science and DNA -- Domestic violence -- Wealth and celebrity -- Race -- Conspiracy -- The Primetime text -- Conclusions -- 8 Raced ways of seeing O.J. - revisited -- The KTLA text -- Simpson reads news narratives -- Group affirmations - revisited -- Prosecution and defense cases -- Science and DNA -- Domestic violence -- Wealth and celebrity -- Race -- Conspiracy -- The KTLA text -- After the verdicts -- Conclusions -- Part IV Conclusions -- 9 O.J. and reality -- Transgressing raced realities -- Race, ritual, and faith -- Conspiracy, (im)plausibilty, and interests -- O.J., seeing, and reality -- Appendix 1 Page-one narratives, Los Angeles Times, January 25-October 4, 1995 -- Appendix 2 Page-one O.J. narratives, Los Angeles Sentinel, January 25-October 5 -- Appendix 3 Emerging discussion themes, by group, March 30, 1995 -- White group -- Black group -- Appendix 4 Emerging discussion themes, by group, August 1, 1995 -- White group -- Black group -- Appendix 5 Transcript of Primetime text -- Appendix 6 Transcript of KTLA text -- Appendix 7 Logistic regression of perceptions about Simpson's innocence or guilt on race, gender, education, family… -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. O.J. AND RITUAL -- 2. O.J. AND POLITICS -- 3. PRESS RITES AND O.J. WRONGS -- 4. O.J. AND KTLA-TV -- 5. O.J. AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES -- 6. O.J. AND THE LOS ANGELES SENTINEL -- 7. RACED WAYS OF SEEING O.J. -- 8. RACED WAYS OF SEEING O.J. - REVISITED -- 9. O.J. AND REALITY -- References -- Index.
Summary: Analyses media coverage of O. J. Simpson trial and divided reactions of 'White' and African Americans.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Knowing O.J. -- Plan of the book -- Part I Theory -- 1 O.J. and ritual -- The Simpson case as "popular" murder trial -- An earlier "trial of the century" -- Fact inspires fiction -- Murder sells -- Cameras in the courtroom -- Narratives, Simpson, and the plausibility continuum -- The Simpson case as "media event" -- 2 O.J. and politics -- The Celebrity Defendant project -- (Re)activating the project -- The Domestic Violence project -- (Re)activating the project -- The Black "Other" project -- (Re)activating the project -- The "Just-Us" system project -- (Re)activating the project -- Conclusions -- Part II News construction -- 3 Press rites and O.J. wrongs: behind the scenes at "Camp O.J." -- O.J. as newswork -- "Newsworthy" events -- The objectivity ideal -- Journalistic routines -- Socio-political climate -- Business constraints -- O.J. and newsworkers -- Innocence or guilt -- Objectivity and race -- O.J. and newsworthiness -- Conclusions -- 4 Celebrating the process: O.J. and KTLA-TV -- KTLA News -- KTLA Newsworkers and legal analysts -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Framing practices and techniques -- Themes -- Conclusions -- 5 (Re)affirming official sources: O.J. and the Los Angeles Times -- The Times -- The Times newsworkers -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Sources -- Themes -- Conclusions -- 6 (Il)legitimate transgressions: O.J. and the Los Angeles Sentinel -- The Sentinel -- The Sentinel newsworkers -- Findings and analysis -- Structure -- Sources -- Themes -- Conclusions -- Part III Audience reception -- 7 Raced ways of seeing O.J. -- The study groups -- The interviews -- The interview context -- The primetime text -- Simpson Reads Primetime -- Group affirmations -- Prosecution and defense cases.

Science and DNA -- Domestic violence -- Wealth and celebrity -- Race -- Conspiracy -- The Primetime text -- Conclusions -- 8 Raced ways of seeing O.J. - revisited -- The KTLA text -- Simpson reads news narratives -- Group affirmations - revisited -- Prosecution and defense cases -- Science and DNA -- Domestic violence -- Wealth and celebrity -- Race -- Conspiracy -- The KTLA text -- After the verdicts -- Conclusions -- Part IV Conclusions -- 9 O.J. and reality -- Transgressing raced realities -- Race, ritual, and faith -- Conspiracy, (im)plausibilty, and interests -- O.J., seeing, and reality -- Appendix 1 Page-one narratives, Los Angeles Times, January 25-October 4, 1995 -- Appendix 2 Page-one O.J. narratives, Los Angeles Sentinel, January 25-October 5 -- Appendix 3 Emerging discussion themes, by group, March 30, 1995 -- White group -- Black group -- Appendix 4 Emerging discussion themes, by group, August 1, 1995 -- White group -- Black group -- Appendix 5 Transcript of Primetime text -- Appendix 6 Transcript of KTLA text -- Appendix 7 Logistic regression of perceptions about Simpson's innocence or guilt on race, gender, education, family… -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. O.J. AND RITUAL -- 2. O.J. AND POLITICS -- 3. PRESS RITES AND O.J. WRONGS -- 4. O.J. AND KTLA-TV -- 5. O.J. AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES -- 6. O.J. AND THE LOS ANGELES SENTINEL -- 7. RACED WAYS OF SEEING O.J. -- 8. RACED WAYS OF SEEING O.J. - REVISITED -- 9. O.J. AND REALITY -- References -- Index.

Analyses media coverage of O. J. Simpson trial and divided reactions of 'White' and African Americans.

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