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saralein | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM via web

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How are the techniques of New Journalism used by Thompson to make a statement about the American Dream in a post-'60s America inFear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

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mattbuckley | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted October 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM (Answer #1)

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Hunter Thompson changed journalism with his new techniques and style of writing which came to be known as "Gonzo Journalism". The 1960's culture changed everything in America. It represented a breaking away from the old styles and ways of doing things. Everything was being rethought by the young people as they tried to "re-invent" the nation to make it a better place. Hunter Thompson moved away from the old style of journalism and instead of just reporting on events, he became a part of them. His new style of writing shows how the writer and people play a role in the stories as well. 

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