Vice Media stops publishing on website and cuts hundreds of jobs

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Vice Media plans to cut hundreds of jobs as it stops publishing on Vice.com, according to a memo from chief executive Bruce Dixon.

In May, the firm filed for bankruptcy in the US and was bought by Fortress Investment Group.
Mr Dixon said Vice plans to "partner with established media companies to distribute our digital content".

Mr Dixon said "it is no longer cost-effective for us to distribute our digital content the way we have done previously," in the memo seen by the BBC.
"Regrettably, this means that we will be reducing our workforce, eliminating several hundred positions," he said.

Launched in 1994 as a fringe magazine called Voice of Montreal by Shane Smith, Gavin McInnes and Suroosh Alvi, Vice Media operates in more than 30 countries.

The company was valued at $5.7bn (£4.5bn) in 2017 and was once heralded as part of vanguard of companies set to disrupt the traditional media landscape with edgy, youth-focused content spanning print, events, music, online, TV and feature films.

The hope was that Vice would attract millions of younger people through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

The firm's production included My Journey Inside the Islamic State, in which a Vice journalist filmed alongside the terror group in Syria. Vice also followed basketball star Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters team on a "sports diplomacy" trip to North Korea.
 
The firm's production included My Journey Inside the Islamic State, in which a Vice journalist filmed alongside the terror group in Syria

This was peak Vice, along with the bit they done on the warlords of Liberia.
 
Vice.com started pandering hard to the "radical left", and here we are.
Nonsense
They never ever pandered to the radical left - only someone from the radical right would try make such a claim.

How was the programming on north Korea, violence in Venezuela, conflict in Iran, living with ISIS, Rohinga brides... - any of that, radical left?
 
Nonsense
They never ever pandered to the radical left - only someone from the radical right would try make such a claim.

How was the programming on north Korea, violence in Venezuela, conflict in Iran, living with ISIS, Rohinga brides... - any of that, radical left?
I could nit-pick too, but it's Friday and they gone anyways.
 
Rest in piss

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Just recently they started making videos like their OG days again, still making some decent stuff on YouTube
 
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