Over the years here at Ad Age, we've written many admiring things about Vice -- like when we named its flagship monthly to our Magazine A-List in 2010, noting that the "ultimate glossy outsider has quietly spawned a global media empire while becoming an unlikely journalistic powerhouse."
These days Vice gets as much attention for its bluster and seemingly endless ambitions (and supposedly ever-escalating valuation), but if you have any doubts about the organization's commitment to hard-hiting international journalism, well, just watch this newly released trailer for an upcoming Vice documentary. Vice News journalist and filmmaker Medyan Dairieh spent three weeks filming alone, according to the trailer's description, "inside the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State," aka ISIS.
"He is one of the only journalists to gain access to the internal workings of ISIS as the group made its lightning advance across Syria and into Iraq," according to Vice.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.