Vice News (stylized as VICE News) is Vice Media, Inc.'s current
affairs channel, producing daily documentary essays and video through
its website and
YouTube channel. It promotes itself on its coverage of
Vice News was created in December 2013
and is based in New York City, though it has bureaux worldwide.
3 Programming and content
3.1 Television series
6 External links
Vice News was founded, Vice published news documentaries and
news reports from around the world through its
alongside other programs. Vice had reported on events such as crime in
Venezuela, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, protests in Turkey, the
North Korean regime, and the
Syrian Civil War
Syrian Civil War through their own
YouTube channel and website. After the creation of
Vice News as a
separate division, its reporting greatly increased with worldwide
coverage starting immediately with videos published on
articles on its website daily.
Vice Media expanded its international news division
into an independent division dedicated to news exclusively and created
Vice Media put $50 million into its news division, setting
up 34 bureaus worldwide and drawing praise for its in-depth coverage
of international news.
Vice News has primarily targeted a younger
audience comprised predominantly of millennials, the same audience to
which its parent company appeals.
Alternative logo for Vice News
In November 2014,
Vice News launched its French-language
In October 2015 Vice hired
Josh Tyrangiel to run a daily Vice News
show for HBO. Tyrangiel had recently left Bloomberg, where he was
reported to be “a divisive figure who was both admired and despised
during his six years there.” Tyrangiel named Ryan McCarthy,
formerly an assistant editor of The New York Times, as editor-in-chief
of Vice News.
In May 2016, it was announced that Tyrangiel had also been given
control of the weekly Vice on
HBO show as well as Vice News. As the
announcement was made, Tyrangiel promptly laid off much of the news
staff. In an interview given the previous week,
Vice Media founder
Shane Smith called Tyrangiel “a murderer,” foretelling a
“bloodbath” in digital media.
On May 24, 2016, a change in leadership at
Vice News resulted in the
laying off of some 20 editorial and production staff members. That
June, Tyrangiel touted various new hires he had brought aboard as part
of his team.
In December 2016, it was announced that
Vice News had entered into a
The Guardian newspaper that will include Guardian
journalists working at Vice's offices in
East London and contributing
to the two
HBO television programs currently on the air. It will also
The Guardian access to Vice’s video production
skills with content distributed to its millennial-skewed global
Vice News had more than 100 members of its reporting and editorial
staff in 35 bureaux around the world including New York City, Toronto,
London, Berlin, Mexico City, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Istanbul,
Moscow, Beijing, and Kabul. On April 21, 2014, while covering
the conflict in Ukraine, Simon Ostrovsky, a
Vice News reporter was
kidnapped by pro-Russian militia and held for three days until being
released in Sloviansk.
Programming and content
Since its creation,
Vice News has covered emerging events and
widespread issues around the world. Every day it publishes a daily
news capsule called "News Beyond the Headlines" where it briefly
covers four daily stories which did not receive much coverage by other
mainstream news outlets but it still considers important. It also
publishes daily articles on its website on a variety of world current
events, along with maintaining a
Vice News Wire where it displays wire
reports from around the world.
It has several prominent past and ongoing documentary series
including: Russian military intervention in Ukraine; civil war in
Iraq; the Israeli–Palestinian conflict; the Western Sahara conflict;
the struggles of Afghan interpreters working for the US military in
acquiring visas; the prison crisis in the US at Salinas Valley State
Prison; protests against the world cup in Brazil; Venezuelan
anti-government protests; expansion of the Islamic State; protests in
Ferguson, Missouri; the Syrian Civil War; the militarization of
America's police forces and Central American refugees fleeing street
gangs borne in American prisons to cross the American border; Global
Warming and the evidence of the melting of Antarctica's glaciers; and
the build-up of military forces of Russia with Scandinavians assisted
by the American military.
Vice on City: A weekly television series on City, a Canadian
television network, of documentaries that highlight Vice News
Vice: A newsmagazine television series on HBO
Vice News Tonight: A daily evening news broadcast on HBO
YouTube page has 2.6 million subscribers as well as more
than 1.5 billion views in total. and in August 2014, was described
The Guardian as one of the fastest growing channels on YouTube.
Lara Pendergast, deputy online editor at the UK magazine The Spectator
Vice News gets its strength and popularity by getting
younger audiences to become more and more interested about
international news in a way that traditional media has not. "Its
videos may fail every rule in the BBC impartiality book, but they are
brilliantly edited and, often, utterly compelling.
Vice News has found
young, fearless foreign correspondents to serve a youthful audience
who are bored stiff by traditional outlets but are quite prepared to
watch videos on their mobile phones."
"Vice's brand image marketing as an edgy, hip outlet have helped drive
its popularity with young people", says media critic Charles Johnson.
"Mainstream media is not trusted by a lot of people, and rightly so,
so they [Vice] step in and fill in", he says. "People see a sense of
fun behind it.
Jon Stewart is very popular, but he's an entertainer.
Vice is something similar."
Rick Edmonds, media and business analyst at the Poynter Institute,
critiques that Vice News’ reportings are "raw and tasteless
sometimes, on topics where traditional news media look to provide
balance, Vice often offers journalism akin to personal essays." Other
critiques mention that their work is more affiliated with
entertainment rather than hard-hitting news.
In a 2013 opinion piece for U.S. News and World Report, editor of the
Foreign Policy Association Robert Nolan, stated that
North Korea reporting was "more Jackass TV series than
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