Send VICE News Your Tips
Know of a story that VICE News should investigate? Have a document that you think is newsworthy?
VICE News wants your tips for investigations. Whether they’re about U.S. politics, extremism, national public figures, abuses of power, or anything else that interests you, we want to hear about them.
Protecting our sources is incredibly important to us, so here are some of the more secure ways you can send us information. If you’re worried about what you’re sending, do not send it using a work phone or email, and always connect to a public wifi network.
If you do not require complete anonymity, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact individual VICE News journalists.
Note: this is not for general editorial enquiries or pitches.
Regular email: Want to talk to us about something that seems off, or that you have new information on? You can email us at email@example.com.
If you want to remain anonymous, be aware that email is one of the least secure ways to send information. Never send sensitive information from a work email address, or using your work or home wifi. Connect to a public wifi, for example in a cafe or a library.
If you have something extremely sensitive to share with us, see below on how to send PGP encrypted emails.
Encrypted email: You can encrypt your emails with PGP, which hides the contents of the message so that only you and the intended recipient can read it. Using PGP can be a bit confusing, so be sure to do your research if you’re not familiar with it. Here’s a handy guide to get you started.
Mailvelope is a browser extension that makes using PGP a little easier, and is compatible with most email providers. Follow their guide to set up your own PGP keys, then email the VICE News staff member you’re tipping to request their key, and import to Mailvelope. You can now start sending encrypted email to the staff member whose keys you imported.
Please note that PGP email encryption will not hide sender information, subject line, metadata or your computer’s IP address. It can only hide the contents of an email.
Tess Owen firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Walters email@example.com
Kate Dries Kate.Dries@vice.com
Anna Merlan Anna.Merlan@vice.com
Leah Feiger Leah.Feiger@vice.com
Shayla Love Shayla.Love@vice.com
Signal is a free, end-to-end encrypted instant messaging app (like WhatsApp, but more secure) that allows you to send messages and call people. The only information Signal holds about users is their phone number, the date they signed up and when they were last active. Signal is not able to see messages or listen to phone calls.
Signal is easy to use and has the optional security of setting “disappearing messages” for chats you don’t want a history of.
Please note that if your Signal number is associated with your real identity, or if you’re using it on your work phone, this does not make you anonymous. Depending on what information you want to provide, you may need to take more serious measures to anonymize yourself. In most cases, using Signal with your personal phone is fine.
Tess Owen — DM for Signal details: @misstessowen
Michael Learmonth — DM for Signal details: @learmonth
Keegan Hamilton — DM for Signal details: @keegan_hamilton
Tim Marchman — DM for Signal details: @timmarchman
Kate Dries — DM for Signal details: @thesskate
Anna Merlan — DM for Signal details: @annamerlan
Leah Feiger — DM for Signal details: @leahfeiger
Shayla Love — DM for Signal details: @shayla_love