Stunt journalism scores again (in the Guardian)

A terrific story today in the Guardian puts the infamous all-beef diet extolled by Jordan Peterson and his clan to the test. This could be described as a stunt journalism, much like Supersize Me, but given that we’re talking about food; yes, it’s fair. It’s reporting. Gabbatt does talk to a medical expert, who sharply tells him to get off it.

It’s a great story and it’s a reminder that what some call “stunt journalism” has a long and honorable history, if you think about it. After all, Walden — “an experiment in living” as Thoreau said — could be described as a literary form of stunt journalism.

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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