Auto-Tune the News
Alums Win Webby Award
by Alisa Giardinelli
Above, a scene from the 11th and most recent installment of the Auto-Tune the News video series.
Proving that "grave and important issues" call for "grave and important melodies," Auto-Tune the News creators Evan Gregory '01 and his brother, Andrew Gregory '04, are winners of a 2010 Webby Award. Nominated in the video remix/mashup category, they won both the Webby Award and were named the People's Voice Winner.
"We were humbled by the award," Evan Gregory says. "The amount of support we were shown demonstrates that the profusion of crackpots around the Internet is more widespread than previously thought."
Known as The Gregory Brothers, Evan and Andrew, with their brother Michael and Evan's wife, Sarah Fullen Gregory, digitally manipulate the voices of politicians, news anchors, and political pundits to make them appear to sing. The videos have generated millions of views on YouTube and have prompted coverage in Time, CNN, the Rachel Maddow Show, and C-Span's Washington Journal, among others. They were also recently profiled in The Bulletin.