We know you know VICE News.
Treading an often brilliant line between provocative and on point journalism, the successes of the multi-platform organization stand testament to not only the quality of their noteworthy pieces, but the ever-evolving, technology-enabled methods behind each story.
Technology that both utilizes and inspires audiences—one rightfully dubbed: the digital generation. Case in point: The People Speak.
Given the enormous growth in participatory reporting, alongside the deep-rooted belief that global news matters, the Skype TX-supported series features a worldwide (albeit personal) lens on the issues that matter to various individuals, and how they want the news to cover them.
Designed to give broadcasters the best possible Skype experience in studio, Skype TX offers an all-in-one hardware/software solution, through which producers can incorporate contributors live to air, in a seamless, accessible workflow.Rather than chasing leads as far as reporters could physically follow them, or viewing more traditional, stagnant or staged broadcasts, Skype TX is enabling live, real-time recording, thereby creating an up-close-and-unfiltered perspective, and encouraging more immersive participatory experiences from audiences.
From religion to politics, gun control to GMOs, The People Speak is “going there”. Their latest hot-topic to air: Do You Trust The Police is a nearly five-minute feature that picks the brains of people everywhere, addressing thoughts on cops, and the roles of law enforcement within society.
In short, those who have likely always been talking are finally, rightfully, being heard. Not only that, they’re tapping an unedited, authentic, gritty-for-the-better line directly to listeners.
Skype TX, specifically NewTek’s Talkshow unit, was invented with the live interview in mind. Constructed to enhance both video and audio elements of any live video calling broadcast, the production system ensures The People Speak (and are heard and seen) clearly.
“We’re breaking down barriers, making it easier to gather and share truly global stories. Skype TX allows us to bring in a wide range of voices and faces into the conversation—which lets ideas, not technology, dictate the story.”
“Thanks to Skype,” states Sterling Proffer, GM of VICE News, “We’re breaking down barriers, making it easier to gather and share truly global stories. Skype TX allows us to bring in a wide range of voices and faces into the conversation—which lets ideas, not technology, dictate the story.”
The growing popularity of user-generated content and Skype TX’s increased usage among large, mainstream broadcasters – in 49 countries and counting – suggests said news model is both relevant for changing times, and perhaps more importantly, resonating among an ever-connected audience.
Wherever the future of journalism takes us, we’re excited to be on board.