It’s still at the invitation stage, but come early March and I might be in Reno. Not for the gambling, though. The Reynolds School of Journalism is holding Journalism Week with special lectures and discussions by professionals in various areas of the media and communications. The program I’ve been invited to participate in with Las Vegas Court Information Officer Michael Sommermeyer is “OJ — then and now”. The idea is for the two court information officers for courts where O. J. Simpson trials were held, separated by 13 years and a host of changes in the media and technology advancements to share our observations about the media, what worked with our respective trials, what didn’t work and, in general, to talk about what made both trials special in their own ways.
I’m jazzed. It should be an interesting time!