Social VR meets news. Ivan Lajara has been experimenting with using Facebook Spaces for news, including weather events and sports. “The possibilities are (not quite) endless.”
Metrics for empathy. There’s a lot of hype about VR as a tool to create empathy, but how do storytellers know it’s working? Dan Archer walks through efforts to devise a measurement for empathy in adults viewing 360 videos, as well as insights on the relationships between empathetic response, immersion level, viewer (dis)comfort and format.
The Deported. The latest project from JOVRNALISM students is a five-part, immersive series documenting the lives of people deported from the United States. The project won a grant from ONA’s Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education in 2017.
Tipsheet. The Pocket Field Guide to 360 Video Storytelling offers practical tips, workflows, examples and other resources to get started in immersive journalism.