Hunter S. Thompson

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Hunter S. Thompson

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Contributions to Journalism~Coined the term "Gonzo Journalism"~Gonzo journalism describes the style of journalism where the journalist writes the story almost as a narrative of their experiences rather than reporting factual information

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Professional Bio~Began journalism career while writing for Air Force newspaper ~Was a copy boy at Time ~His writing style became well known after his article The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved ~He wrote for Rolling Stone and Sports Illustrated ~Assignment for Sports Illustrated morphed into his best-selling book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Johnny Depp played Thompson in the movie adaptation.

Thompson and Johnny Depp

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Personal Bio ~Hunter Stockton Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky on July 18th, 1937. ~His father was an insurance agent who died at a young age, and his mother was an alcoholic. ~He grew up with little money and was notoriously a trouble maker.~Thompson joined the Air Force to avoid going to jail and began to write for their Air Force newspaper. ~He became a counterculture icon with his substance abuse, use of firearms and crude language. ~Died on Feburary 5th, 2005 to suicide

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Thompson while in the Air Force


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