Was delighted to give a guest lecture via Skype on Hunter S. Thompson with Professor Andrea Billups as part of her Feature Writing class in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University last November. Western Kentucky University’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting has won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition an incredible 25 times in the past 30 years. Known as the Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism, I was not surprised to find the group of students to be smart, inquisitive and eager to learn about the Godfather of Gonzo Journalism. I talked about why I did my PhD on Hunter, why he remains relevant, what writers and journalists can learn from Hunter and also discussed The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.
Many thanks to Professor Andrea Billups for the opportunity, it was a great experience.
On a side note, what a beautiful campus they have there!