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    Gonzo-19: The fear of being a pandemic sex worker during lockdown and the loathing of Mark Wahlberg’s role as Dirk Diggler

    On August 18, 2021, I set out on a journey interviewing sex workers in Las Vegas. My name is Bradley J. Burt and am a senior university journalism major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater reinventing the wheel with a new style of newsgathering. My class project delves into the mind of a disabled veteran student, who served with the 10th Mountain Division, utilizing Gonzo journalism for mindfulness journaling and grounding in times of fear. Gonzo-19 is my five-year reflection walking the beat between Fremont St. down Las Vegas Blvd. developing journalism skills while overcoming the fear of traveling alone as a multimedia journalist. The walk started out from Mandalay Bay…

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    Letter to the judge: Jesse Schworck seeks recording device request for upcoming Dane County hearing August 22

    On August 16, 2022, Lion of Judah Rastafarian Church Founder Jesse Schworck authorized the publication of the following letter to the judge overseeing his case. Schworck is teaming up with the Outpost 422 brand and the Wisconsin Cannabis Warriors for his development of a philanthropy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, which assists pandemic refugees overcome social isolation as a sacrament handler. The letter to the judge represents truth in reporting as both brand and nonprofit for open records archive. Hon. Chris Taylor Dane County Courthouse Branch 12 215 S. Hamilton St. Madison, WI 53703 16 August 2022 Request for recording for Schworck’s philanthropy development Dear Hon. Chris Taylor- We, the…

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    Lion of Judah upcoming court date and the request for the use of Starin Park for on campus inclusivity safe zone

    UW-W GONZO-19 BLOGS CONVERGENT MEDIA REPORT—On August 5, members of Wisconsin Cannabis Warriors, The Jaded Patriot Press and the Lion of Judah Rastafarian Church met with Jesse Schworck. Bradley J. Burt, Independent Study 498 student, seeks the use of the Old Main Ballroom in the University Center for upcoming Lion of Judah press addresses. The press conference addresses the church’s next item: Creating a Cannabis sacramental ceremony weekly at Starin Park. The Gonzo-19 interactive documentary provides Schworck’s fear and loathing ordeal. The first video of the series introduces the pilot for future class projects starting fall semester. Schworck’s injunction seeks compensation for pain, suffering and punitive damages regarding the raid…

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    Fear. Loathing and Gonzo-19 journalism coverage of the ongoing legal battle with the Lion of Judah Rastafari Church’s leader Jesse Schworck

    UW-W BLOGS GONZO-19 PANDEMIC REPORT—On December 15, 2020, Jesse Schwork’s Lion of Judah Rastafari Church’s injunction against the City of Madison was filed with the United States District Court Western Division of Wisconsin. Today, we are assembling a lobby press at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater detailing Schwork’s ongoing legal battle after his facility was raided and shut down. The following information is a notice declaring the Jaded Patriot Press of Outpost 422 as a reporting canvass task force. The UW-W Gonzo-19 blog coverage details Schwork’s process of dismissing all pending charges and his vantage point being falsely incriminated. This is a notice to the press. The blog is a part…

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    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas as a university convergent reporter reveals pandemic impact of the sex industry for class project

    JULY 30, 2022, GONZO-19 REPORT—Fear and loathing sets in as convergent media requires journalists cover all bases of reporting. Journalists stuck at home during the pandemic work remotely. The days of beat reporting and covering a small area of town now require writers and broadcasters unite. In Las Vegas, Nevada, a new reporting entity emerges through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as an interactive fully mobile press room at the Jaded Patriot Press. CEO Bradley J. Burt returns August 18 meeting up for interview with two people. One is Robert Harley, owner of Harley Fire Productions, and the other wishes she remains anonymous. Her fictitious name is Strawberry Divine. She rocks…

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    Fear and loathing started in Oshvegas: The Gonzo-19 convergence blog workshop combines Warhawk journalism classroom reporting with documentary storytelling at Madison College

    The fear and loathing valedictory speech for capstone 486 concluded the final Gonzo-19 report. However, the journey is not over. The next phase seeks a tour at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Gonzo-19 report from Las Vegas profiles the new era of journalism, which interacts with viewership and live streams. Fear and loathing are the subjects. What has happened to your life since the last hour before March 30, 2020, when we began our virtual journey into the void of the pandemic? Gonzo-19 is officially a brand affiliated with Madison College student veteran transfers. We continue dealing with the university Student Veterans of America and the interference by…

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    August 18 kicks off another fear and loathing episode at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

    The next leg of the Gonzo-19 journey consists of a walk on the strip and a photo safari of the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Fear of economic insecurity plagues the college reporter. Loathing happens when the porn star interview turns into an email with the celebrity threatening to sue you for using their name or likeness. In retrospect, the one-year ongoing visits to Las Vegas witnessed the horror of losing a driver’s license on the flight all the way to leaving with quarters from the Circus Circus slot machines and receiving interrogation by TSA. From introspect, the challenge of becoming acquainted with the adult entertainment industry understands the thuggish lifestyle…

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    Independent Study 498: Fear and loathing in the Las Vegas adult entertainment industry during the pandemic

    On August 18, the fear and loathing post-pandemic follow up story takes the independent news reporting source to Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip for vox pop interviews. The investigation will begin at a club called De Ja Vu, where showgirls entertain and provide steamy live streams for voyeurs on their website, which boasts “1000s of Beautiful Girls & 3 Ugly Ones!®.” We will be meeting up with a porn star expert documentarian named Robert Harley, who spends his time on social media reporting about great venues in Vegas he loves. According to Harley, the porn industry has taken a huge hit, noting the industry is flooded with amateur performers who…

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    Gonzo-19: The Valedictory Essay

    The following valedictory retrospection documents my fear and loathing journey as a university press multimedia journalist, which takes place over several semesters. This essay is dedicated to my number one driver Tom Clementi, my history media teacher at Appleton High School West. Clementi threw me against a wall locker during class and told me I was a waste of his time because I would never get into the university. From March 13, 2020, to March 13, 2022, I took several trips to Las Vegas as a freelance multimedia journalist. I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association working as a consortium student entrepreneur surveying the Las Vegas sex…

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    Thompson and Henderson bid farewell to Warhawks

    As of Monday, April 4, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater witnessed an interim chancellor quit, who weeks earlier was noted by outgoing University of Wisconsin President Tommy Thompson as an asset to education. Thompson visited UW Whitewater on March 7 for his farewell address in the University Center Hamilton Room with Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson. “I had the opportunity to appoint Jim Henderson and name him chancellor,” Thompson said during his farewell speech. “He turned me down the first time I asked him to do something, and I was a little peeved.” Thompson, despite being peeved, thanked Henderson for his work during the pandemic and his role, while chuckling about his…