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To thine own audience, be true

Student | Elizabeth WellsFirstly, perception is very important in IMC and keeping the perception of others in mind during the trial process could help improve a case and the time in the courtroom.  During the trial process, this is exactly what the jury is doing as they listen to each side of the case.  They begin the process by knowing very little about what occurred, and they learn more and more by hearing the different arguments and listening to questions being asked and answered.  In IMC, it is important…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 24, 2018

Courts and can drives

Student | Gabbi RobinsonPeople v. Maldonado involves a middle-aged Hispanic man who carried an SDP Generation 1 Kriss Vector submachine gun into the Skyview Plaza in a black laptop case.  The gun was discharged while Maldonado was still in the lobby.  He left the crime scene, stowed his remaining magazines in the engine compartment of his car, then returned only to be arrested.  He was charged with violating Penal Codes 246.3-- negligent discharge of a firearm-- and 3231—the control of deadly weapons.  He fired the gun on the same…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 22, 2018

Turn a trial into a story

Student | Sawyer RyanThe current trial process is not exactly something people look forward to getting involved with but with the help of media production, it could be.  Improving all production qualities of the process would be beneficial as it would help create more of a story, and people love to hear and often resonate more with stories.  Research has found that stories are very effective in passing information and stories that are personal and emotionally compelling engage more of the brain and are remembered better. 

Films try to…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Jan 18, 2018

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