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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 the Las Vegas skyline with her aura.

Sex workers in Las Vegas feel the pinch with COVID-19 leaving them without income. Sadly, most receive backlash and retaliation for speaking to the press.

The Jaded Patriot coverage for the Gonzo-19 UW-W blogs offer a glimpse with what is yet to come with Autumn Landmine Productions being hosted by the E-seed program at Fox Valley Technical College, the convergent business model developed through Dr. James Kates’ journalism for the web 347 final project and Madison College’s journalism certificate where the Jaded Patriot Press and Outpost 422 launched.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater receives the credit for publishing the cataclysmic impact of sex workers and non-essential Americans left starving in the desert.

The Jaded Patriots pledge telling their story through fear and loathing worker profiles. Buckle up. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is the spirit guide driving the worker profile narrative of a CEO dealing with retaliation by the university.

Gonzo journalism is not welcome at the Royal Purple. The Jaded Patriot pledges publishing what the RP won’t, which is the truth there are two tiers of student classification on campus.

The legacy tier. And the Jaded Patriot Press.

Bradley J. Burt serves the Dane County community as an American Legion Dane County Service Officer. Burt assists those in crisis with his multimedia reporter service as a blogger to distribute virtual information at his Social Media Writing final project called "Outpost 422." Burt returned as a Wisconsin State Certified Journey worker after finding out he could receive 39 credits for his journey worker certificate. The Technical Studies Journey Worker Associate's Degree helped him transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he received a waiver. The waiver allowed him to pursue the field of journalism bypassing general education requirements. In 2014, Burt uncovered information about the Wisconsin G.I. Bill as a Veterans Committee Chairperson. Burt joined the American Legion to investigate benefits further. After being elected to Service Officer in 2015, Burt began noticing college benefit opportunities in Wisconsin. In 2017, Burt left his job due to physical limitations from his military service-connected injuries. ​ The Wisconsin G.I. Bill became his life preserver. Burt returned to school to survive unemployability while waiting in appeal for VA benefit denial. Being a Service Officer taught him how to find resources to survive appeal. After interviewing Sgt. Gary Brynjulfson from "The Reflections of Vietnam" and reading Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried," Burt decided to develop a therapeutic writing style to help him cope with anxiety. Outpost 422 developed and journalism became his pursuit. ​ Burt works as an American Legion Service Officer who is surviving by going back to school and writing about his college experience. Burt's portfolio is his passion to pay forward to the next struggling veteran to offer avenues of hope to encourage veterans to try going back to school no matter where they are in life.

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