Conflict & Justice

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


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.