This page is about the slang term gonzo
journalistic writing that's deliberately exaggerated and highly stylized
- The first and greatest exponent of gonzo journalism was the U.S. writer Hunter S. Thompson, and one of his greatest works is "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".
- In gonzo journalism, the writer expresses his own ideas and insights through imaginative writing, rather than simply providing an objective account in a straightforward style.
Origin: first appeared in the late 1960's and possibly borrowed from Italian, in which "gonzo" means "foolish"
Journalism that's in the gonzo tradition is
Contributor: Matt Errey