Mark Fainaru-Wada, the co-author (with Lance Williams) of one of the best investigative journalism series and books I have ever read, Game of Shadows, will be speaking in Reno on April 24 at 7:00 pm at the Jot Travis Student Union on the campus of the University of Nevada.
Fainaru-Wada faced possible jail time because he and Williams refused to name their anonymous source used for a lot of information in their book. He will be at the Reynolds School of Journalism as a guest of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to speak to classes on ethics and sports journalism during the day and give a talk that evening.
Tickets for the speaking engagement are $25 ($10 for students) and can be purchased by contacting Paul Mitchell.
As I walked up to class today and saw the flyer for this, I ws totally stoked. I was borderline obsessed with this topic before I began school last Summer. The book was the topper to all of the information I had read to that point, and the subpoenas that were issued to the authors kept me interested in it for a longer time. I actually have talked to some reporter friends and told them that these guys are on the list of people I’d kill to have lunch with at some point. I have lots of questions and feel like I’ll take up too much valuable time if I don’t check myself. It should go without saying that I’ll be there.