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Make trials like a newscast

Student | Bryce HanamotoOne of the biggest problems with the trial process is that trials are often long, tedious and boring.  Broadcast journalists are good at keeping the attention of viewers because they use many visuals throughout each news show.  Courtrooms should use more videos and pictures to attract the attention of the jury so that they do not start to tune out.  Good video is shot from a variety of different angles.  In a courtroom, there could be a camera that got close-up shots of anyone who took…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Dec 27, 2017

Start advertising trials!

Student | Conner KashyapA major principle from my specific major, advertising, that could be used to improve the trial process, especially in my visited case of Mr. Guerrero v The People of the United States would be to incorporate an advertising campaign in order to boost publicity and attendance to the case itself.  In order to run a proper ad campaign, the use of A.I.D.A. and K.I.S.S. principles/ concepts are important.  A.I.D.A. is an acronym standing for Attention, Interest, Desire, and Action and K.I.S.S. stands for Keep It Simple, Stupid. …

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Dec 20, 2017

VR Journalism in the courtroom

Pepperdine student | Kristin Vartan Through the lens of the criminal court case that I attended at Van Nuys Courthouse West on November 5th (2017), I would like to demonstrate the potential of 360 video capabilities in the criminal court space.  This court case involved two neighbors of an apartment complex: a white male plaintiff and his girlfriend versus the defendant, their black neighbor.  The plaintiff claimed to have received a gun threat from the defendant and feared for his and his girlfriend's life.  He claimed that through the adjoining wall…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Dec 18, 2017

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