Can journalism get ahead of the Metaverse?
This is not the first rodeo for journalism and augmented reality and the like but it might be an ideal time for inroads and progress.
Women in Journalism Workshop 2021
The Women in Journalism Workshop is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today.
Listening to the audience is key to improving immersive 360/VR experiences
When I started my residential fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute 10 months ago, I wanted to investigate how 360/VR content creators could better put the audience at the center of our production process so that immersive journalism, and immersive technology in general, may reach its full potential. One of the biggest obstacles … Continued
Putting the audience at the center of immersive journalism
VR and 360° video are attractive to journalists because the product promises to put the audience in the middle of news events. For immersive journalism to reach its potential, we must put the audience at the center of the production process.
RJI announces 2018-19 class of fellows
The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has awarded nine fellowships for the 2018–19 academic year that address ways to reach underserved audiences, improve the quality and reach of video and data-driven stories, coordinate the coverage of breaking news and help high school students identify reliable sources of news and information.
Immersive Storytelling: Ruthy Chapman
Ruthy Chapman is a Columbia, Missouri, resident who had to adjust her commute after her city bus line was cut in 2017. Instead of catching a regular bus connection each day, she has to call in advance for a van shuttle to pick her up at her old bus stop to get her to work.
Fader brings 360-degree video and VR to small newsrooms
Editor’s note: This article is part of a continuing series written by Missouri School of Journalism students about their senior capstone projects.
FL#200: Experimenting with interactive VR at Crossover
A group of filmmakers at Crossover is pushing the boundaries of immersive documentary storytelling by incorporating technologies like facial recognition into a virtual reality experience. Mark Atkin, a director of Crossover, tells us about the projects and explains how this kind of work might change viewers’ minds and behaviors. Reporting by Lindsey Miller, Rachel Wise … Continued
The end of the beginning: Viar and virtual reality may change the order in which a story is told
While the amazing visual impact of 360-degree virtual reality is a hot topic in the journalism world, a less obvious aspect of VR could change the very nature of storytelling. From city council reports to fairy tales, we tell the story in a linear fashion. Although we may vary the elements within the story, the … Continued
FL#185: 360-degree VR video from The Wall Street Journal
360 VR video from The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal has been telling stories using immersive 360 video within its recently launched VR app on the Google Daydream platform. Jarrard Cole, an executive producer in video at The Wall Street Journal, explains how this interactivity helps keep viewers engaged. Reporting by Reuben Stern, … Continued