A form of journalism innovated by the great Hunter S. Thompson based on William Faulkner's belief that "The best kind of fiction is truer than any kind of journalism." It was Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's way of writing neither fiction or nonfiction, but a weird category in between the two, to show that "fiction" and "journalism" are only artificial categories and that they are both means to get to the same end. Hunter S. Thompson noted that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was a failed attempt at Gonzo Journalism, for it varied too much from the truth and slipped a great deal into the realm of fiction.
The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, The Curse of Lono, both by Hunter S. Thompson, are examples of Gonzo Journalism
A form of journalism invented by Hunter S. Thompson. It involves the reporter reporting the action as he/she is in it. Elements are part experience and part fiction. The best example of Gonzo journalism is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It was a book from 1971 made into a Johnny Depp movie in 1998.
From fisrt glance, I knew immedialtely that this God-forshaken rest stop was no place for a Gonzo journalist.