Creating content for the leading edge of the immersive video world — virtual reality, augmented reality, 360-degree — can be challenging for many newsrooms both in terms of how to master the technology and what projects to try it on. RJI invited a handful of innovative folks who either use the technologies or write about … Continued
Veda Shastri Veda Shastri is a documentary filmmaker and immersive video journalist. She is currently a producer of The Daily 360 at The New York Times where she handles international coverage in 360 video. She recently produced the series “Genocide’s Legacy” as well as an interactive from inside Fukushima, Japan. Veda co-produced a VR documentary, … Continued
Rather than just hearing case studies about what newsrooms are doing with immersive technologies, University of Missouri students will interact with professionals in these fields in the classroom during an upcoming event. “It’s one thing to look at a car online,” says Jim Flink, assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and event leader. “It’s a whole … Continued
For newsroom leaders already struggling to produce and monetize daily content, I understand how augmented reality tools might seem out of their reach. Though tools from Google, Amazon and Apple can be daunting with their requirement of coding knowledge, there are tools that make it easy for those of us with small budgets, little to … Continued
Travis McMillen, senior media producer in the RJI Futures Lab, writes about his visit to the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show April 7-12 in Las Vegas. “From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways,” according to NAB’s website.