Conflict & Justice

Basketball Diplomacy and Stunt Journalism: The Media Outlet Behind Rodman's Trip to North Korea

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman speaks to media just before he leaves Pyongyang March 1, 2013 in this picture released by North Korea's KCNA news agency. KCNA reported that a mixed basketball game of visiting American basketball players and North Korean players was held at the Ryugyong Jong Ju Yong Gymnasium in Pyongyang on February 28, 2013. REUTERS/KCNA (NORTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS SPORT BASKETBALL) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. QUALITY FROM SOURCE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS - RTR3EFQ7

Dennis Rodman is in the media spotlight after his trip last week to North Korea.

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But behind Rodman's antics is the backing of VICE Media, a group with a reputation for stunt journalism.

Anchor Marco Werman discusses the controversial Rodman trip and stunt journalism with New York Times reporter Brian Stelter.

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