Opinion | O.J. Simpson, whose murder trial reshaped the media, dies at 76


O.J. Simpson died this week at 76 after a battle with prostate cancer.

What else belongs in that sentence was a question newsrooms around the country tried to answer Thursday.

How do you adequately capture an all-American football phenomenon and larger-than-life Black celebrity who took a horrifying turn to murder suspect and then defendant in a “trial of the century” that galvanized a nation in front of the television; a 20th-century symbol and an enduring fascination?

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