'Serial' Host Sarah Koenig Talks Journalism, Season Two at Penn State

Jan 28, 2015

 Schwab Auditorium on Penn State University Park’s campus was packed to capacity last night with fans of the incredibly popular podcast, “Serial.”

The podcast is State College resident Sarah Koenig’s investigation into the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Sayed, for her murder.

Koenig spoke about the research and development of the podcast. She also stressed to journalism students about the importance of fact checking.

Sarah Koenig at Schwab Auditorium, Penn State University Park.
Credit Courtney Barrow / PSN News

Koenig took questions from the audience after her speech. The questions ranged from ethics, sexism in journalism to the parody “Saturday Night Live” aired about “Serial.” She elicited many laughs, and imparted some wisdom to the budding journalists in the audience.

Koenig responded to a question about what she had planned for the next season of Serial. She replied, “If any of you has a story, there’s an e-mail. No, we do not have a story.”