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POSTPONED: From Punk Zine to Major Media Force: VICE

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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VICE, a magazine focused on arts, culture, and news topics, began as an online zine in Montreal in 1994. Five years later, the founders moved it to New York where they expanded the magazine to VICE Media (now headquartered in Williamsburg) and created divisions that include: the magazine, a website, a film production company, an HBO news series, a record label, a publishing imprint, a network of online video channels including,, Motherboardtv,,, and, and much more. Today, VICE produces over 60 original video series, covering news to travel to music to arts to fashion, and has a network of correspondents and bureaus.

Avid followers of the “Immersionist” school of journalism, VICE founders play by their own rules with news-gathering tactics that are the antithesis to methods used by mainstream news outlets. Learn from company insiders, including co-founder Suroosh Alvi, how this outrageous, no-holds-barred, do-it-all media entity is becoming the new model to watch by big media.

Center for Communication is an independent nonprofit media forum with 501(c) (3) status that was founded in 1980 by the late Dr. Frank Stanton, president of CBS Corp. The mission is to bridge the gap between the media and entertainment industry and the colleges and universities.

Sponsored by The Center for Communication and The School of Media Studies.

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