Post Office Box 156 | South Milwaukee WI 53172-0156
If you would like for Jerrianne Hayslett to speak to a group, please contact her directly. Contact information is on "Contact" page of this website.
Jerrianne was featured with Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch on a Newseum "Inside Media" show in Washington, D.C.
She has spoken and conducted training programs at numerous journalism, judicial and legal forums in the United States and abroad.
She was invited by the California State University, Fullerton, to speak to its College of Communications' media law and writing for the mass media students at its annual Communications Week. The theme of her remarks was, "Lessons Learned from the People vs. O.J. Simpson: Has Anything Really Changed?" In addition to addressing several classes, she met with journalism student leaders and faculty and shared thoughts with academic and community members at a reception College of Communications Dean Rick Pullen hosted in her honor.
The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Journalism featured Jerrianne at its Journalism Week where she and Las Vegas Court Information Officer Michael Sommermeyer compared and contrasted media coverage of the 1995 and 2008 Simpson trials.
She has spoken to journalism students at University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles; journalists in Tirana, Albania; journalism students in Bucharest, Romania; judges and prosecutors in Belgrade, Serbia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Bucharest, Romania, and the United States, to lawyers at ABA conferences, to court information officers in Sofia, Bulgaria and the United States; to writing classes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and at numerous libraries, and court-related, and service and business organization programs.
Her interview with Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison, which appeared on Oct. 3, 2009, the 14th anniversary of the Simpson murder trial verdicts, is at PATT MORRISON ASKS
She has been a guest contributor to truTV's "In Session and a guest on radio programs including Southern California Public Radio, "Lake Effect" at the NPR affiliate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "The Kevin Ross Show" and "The African-American Literary Review" blog talk radio programs, and stations in Denver, Colorado, Michigan and North Carolina.
Upcoming events include:
7.20.2011 Indiana Supreme Court Law School for Journalists
"Anatomy of a Trial: What Lessons Were Learned?"
Indiana University Law School
8.4.2011 Fullerton Sunrise Rotary Club
1.19.2011 "How Media Spin High-Profile Trials, Portray Women & What Can Be Done"
Women's Court & Civic Conference of Greater Milwaukee
10.05.2010 15 Years After Simpson: How that
"Trial of the Century" and New
Media have Changed the
High-Profile News Coverage
Landscape Society of
Professional Journalists National
Las Vegas, Nevada
9.25.2010 "Anatomy of a Trial--High Profile Cases and Their Effects on Courts and Staff,"
Association Annual Meeting
6.20.2010 Media Coverage of OJ Simpson Trial
6.5.2010 Valley Community Legal Foundation
Annual Law Day Gala
Presentation of Armand Arabian Law
& Media Award
CBS Studios, Studio City, California
6.2.2010 Covering High Profile Cases
Faculty of Journalism
University of Bucharest
5.31-6.1.2010 Court-Media Training
National Institute of Magistracy
5.26-28.2010 Courts and Media
Slovenia Supreme Court
5.20-21.2010 How to Cover Courts
Albanian Media Institute
1.30.2010 American Bar Association Communications
Law Forum, Key Largo, Florida
10.21.2009 Court-Media Relations in High Profile Trials
17th Judicial Circuit Court
10.3.2009 Los Angeles Times interview
Columnist Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times marks 14th anniversary of 1995 Simpson trial verdicts with columnist Patt Morrison interview:
The former information officer for the Los Angeles Superior Courts talks about the O.J. Simpson case and the relationship between judges, reporters and the public.
October 3, 2009
Fourteen years ago today -- shock and awe. After 16 tawdry months of the Simpson case wallpapering the public square, a Los Angeles criminal court jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty of the hideous murders of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
The trial made a lot of people famous, but one of its insiders is someone you've probably never heard of: Jerrianne Hayslett. As the information officer for the Los Angeles Superior Courts, she danced a daily minuet between the media and the courts, and every reporter, photographer and news technician among the hundreds who buzzed around the trial wanted her ear and her help. A onetime city editor of the Pasadena Star-News, she took the court job in 1991 and retired in 2002. Every night during the Simpson trial, she dictated an audio journal on her hourlong drive home. It was a way to spare her husband from having to hear her vent about it -- and eventually it was the basis of a book, "Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from the People vs. O.J. Simpson." These days, she advises courts in countries such as Slovenia, Indonesia and Serbia about dealing with the media in their own trials. But there'll never be another Simpson trial. Will there?
What was the verdict day like for you?
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9.21.2010 Ashland, Virginia, Library
Richmond native’s book examines court system
By HOLLY PRESTIDGE
Published: September 6, 2009
What Jerrianne Hayslett saw behind the scenes of the O.J. Simpson trial and what the media presented were often two different things.
As the media liaison and information officer for Los Angeles Superior Court during the 1995 trial, Hayslett, a Richmond native who grew up in Hanover County, said there was a lot of misinformation going around.
There were "all kinds of agendas out there," Hayslett said recently from her Wisconsin home.
The Simpson trial became a spectacle, she said, and "springboards to launch careers."
"There was just so much going on behind the scenes that affected the media's coverage and the people's understanding of what was going on," she said.
So she used her experiences from that trial and others, including of the Menendez brothers, Heidi Fleiss and Rodney King, to write "Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson.'" The book looks at how the courts and the media have shaped the public's understanding and access to the court system.
On Sept. 21, Hayslett will be back in Hanover at the Ashland Library to talk about the book. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Hayslett, who also has worked as a reporter and editor in California and Nevada, said her husband used to joke that she should keep a journal of what she was going through during her time in Los Angeles, and she did.
She said when the court media liaison job became available she saw an opportunity to use it as a way to inform the public about how the legal system works.
"The people's right to know really hit home with me," she said. "They rely on the news media to inform them."
5.4.09 "The Kevin Ross Show"
3BAAS Media Group
2.09.09 WUWM 89.7 FM Milwaukee WI
1.12.2009 WTXY 1540 AM Whiteville, North Carolina
African American Literary Review interview
Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/Tracey-Ricks-Foster/2008/the-african-american-literary-review-presents-book-talk-saturday. Begins nine minutes, 25 seconds into the program. (Review of book posted on 'Reviews' page of this website.)
Author at book signing.
Display at U.S. Bank, Milwaukee, as part of the bank's small business services program.
Anatomy of a Trial t-shirt. Order information at bottom of www.anatomyofatrial.com 'Ordering' page of this website.
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Marilyn Taylor presents award to author for Anatomy of a Trial
Anatomy of a Trial t-shirt. Order information at bottom of 'Ordering' page of this website.