13 Facts About Vice News


Vice News is Vice Media's current affairs channel, producing daily documentary essays and video through its website and YouTube channel.

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Vice News was created in December 2013 and is based in New York City, though it has bureaus worldwide.

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Vice News has primarily targeted a younger audience comprised predominantly of millennials, the same audience to which its parent company appeals.

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On May 24,2016, a change in leadership at Vice News resulted in the laying off of some 20 editorial and production staff members.

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In December 2016, it was announced that Vice News had entered into a partnership with 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.

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Vice News had more than 100 members of its reporting and editorial staff in 35 bureaus around the world including New York City, Toronto, London, Berlin, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing, and Kabul.

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Since its creation, Vice News has covered emerging events and widespread issues around the world.

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Lara Pendergast, deputy online editor at the UK magazine The Spectator argues that 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.

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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.

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Rick Edmonds, media and business analyst at the Poynter Institute, critiques Vice News' reporting as "raw and tasteless sometimes" and more akin to personal essays than balanced journalism.

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Vice News has won four Peabody Awards for its documentary programs, The Islamic State and Last Chance High in 2015, Charlottesville: Race and Terror in 2017, and Losing Ground in 2020.

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In 2020, Emily Green of Vice News jointly won the first Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting with This American Life and Molly O'Toole of the Los Angeles Times for their collaboration on "The Out Crowd", an investigative podcast episode on the effects of the Remain in Mexico policy.

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In 2022, Vice News won the Alfred I duPont–Columbia University Award for "The Shockwave".

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