MCM310 Journalistic Writing GDB Solution Spring 2013

ournalistic Writing MCM 310

This is to inform that Graded Discussion Board (GDB)

will be opened according to the following schedule


Opening Date and Time

 July 8th    , 2013 At 12:00 A.M. (Mid-Night)

Closing Date and Time

 July 9th    , 2013 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)


Topic/Area for Discussion

                                                  “Gonzo Journalism”


Note: The discussion question will be from the area/topic mentioned above.  So start learning about the topic now.


Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via afirst-person narrative. The word “gonzo” is believed to be first used in 1970 to describe an article by Hunter S. Thompson, who later popularized the style. The term has since been applied to other subjective artistic endeavors.

Gonzo journalism involves an approach to accuracy through the reporting of personal experiences and emotions, as compared to traditional journalism, which favors a detached style and relies on facts or quotations that can be verified by third parties. Gonzo journalism disregards the strictly edited product favored by newspaper media and strives for a more personal approach; the personality of a piece is equally as important as the event the piece is on. Use of sarcasm, humor, exaggeration, and profanity is common.