Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written subjectively, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative. The word Gonzo was 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.
Gonzilla.tv is the inbred brainchild of James Haggerty and Sean Miller, who previously produced the UK snowboard video show Shred, Lies and Videotape (SLV) for Fear of the Park.
When Fear of the Park closed down, we decided that we’d like to continue making rad video coverage of the UK snowboard scene, which is what GONZILLA.TV is all about.
At the same time, we thought it would be good to have a centralised place to show all of the UK video edits that crop up on a daily basis from riders, crews and brands – so they don’t get lost in the social wasteland after half an hour.
Gonzo journalism tends to favor style over accuracy and often uses personal experiences and emotions to provide context for the topic or event being covered. It disregards the ‘polished’ edited product favored by newspaper media and strives for a more gritty approach. Use of quotations, sarcasm, humor, exaggeration, and profanity is common. - Wikipedia
We also have our secret weapon – everybody’s favourite Yorkshire lass – Sophie Nicholls, who will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of the important matters of snowboarding, and present them to you in a handy video-based presentation.
Not forgetting our regular news and discussion show THE GONZILLA.TV SHOW, where we take a large twisted spike and repeatedly poke fun at the UK snowboard scene until it pleads mercy.
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