Monday, January 23, 2017

See mo Grits, hear mo Grits: Two speaking gigs this week

The Lord blessed your correspondent with a face made for radio and a voice made for print, Grits has often observed (the missus once ruefully added, "and opinions best reserved for solitary reflection"). But apparently somebody thinks it's a good idea I should speak in public and, as fate would have it, Grits has a couple of speaking gigs this week in Austin about which I thought I'd make readers aware:

On Wednesday at the Deadliners Club, a local journalist's gathering, I'll be on an hour-long discussion (7pm - 8pm) on journalism and activism at Rio Rita on 12th and Chicon. Abby Rapaport is moderating, with Forrest Wilder and Jessica Luther also weighing in. The panel will focus on distinctions between opinion, news, and fake news. Grits hasn't practiced professional journalism in a quarter century, but I was apparently invited to expound/defend portions of Grits' Ten Maxims for Making Journalism Relevant in the 21st Century, which I'm always pleased to do.

On Friday morning, first thing, your correspondent will be on a panel about misdemeanor arrestees that Rebecca Bernhardt mentioned earlier at the UT Law School, sponsored by the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights.

Both are free but registration is required for the UT event. I'm looking forward to them. These are both among Grits' favorite topics.


Anonymous said...

Any chance that these can be audio/video recorded and placed online?

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Will let y'all know, if so. Don't know offhand.

Anonymous said...

Same question here!

Debby Tucker said...

Break a leg! :) Debby

He's Innocent said...

Damnit Damnit Damnit! I'd have gone to this had I done my normal daily Grits reading! I love Forrest Wilder and Jessica Luther as well.

I make a third motion for an audio link!