Lab launch. The McClatchy New Ventures Lab celebrated its opening in Sacramento, Calif., this week. The lab will focus on emerging technology and immersive storytelling — experimenting with new formats and platforms, promoting collaboration and turning ideas into businesses.
Daily 360. Dane Christensen committed to posting a 360 video every day for 30 days. Along the way he learned a workflow that works (and doesn’t work), that audio is king and what’s unique about the language of VR.
Add a quiz. Ole Krogsgaard used Fader to create quizzes and transformed three 360 pictures into an interactive immersive story about a visit to the Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk.
Shiny awards. ONA is accepting entries for the 2018 Online Journalism Awards now through June 7. Categories include recognition for Excellence in Immersive Storytelling, which in 2017 was awarded to the “After Solitary” project by Emblematic Group and Frontline.