Journalism 360 No. 16: Apply To Work For Journalism 360, Learn To Master Spatial Audio

By on November 30, 2018

Noteworthy

Get a job. We are seeking a Program Manager for the Journalism 360 program. It’s an exciting consulting role that will focus on identifying and supporting innovative projects, keeping an eye on trends in the immersive storytelling community and connecting creators.

Online privacy. Listen to Dave Maass of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — one of the 2018 Journalism 360 Challenge winners — share insights about privacy implications specific to VR on a recent episode of the Voices of VR podcast.

Spot the spy. EFF launched their first VR project earlier this month. Spot the Surveillance places viewers in a street scene and teaches them how to identify surveillance technologies deployed by police.

Mars landing. Explore this 360 view from inside mission control to see what it was like for the NASA team when the InSight mission landed on Mars this week. 

Sound is key. For many of us, sound changes how we experience the world and how we process and retain information. Read why thoughtfully designed audio is key for AR and VR and shouldn’t be an afterthought.

Spatial audio guide. This new guide from NPR Training does a great job articulating how to record audio for 360 videos. Take notes on what equipment to use, how to position those tools and other tips to transform how your audience will experience the story.

Learning in VR. An elementary school in British Columbia is using virtual reality to teach students about Indigenous culture — incorporating local history research, oral storytelling and emerging technology.

What are examples of newsrooms using immersive storytelling specifically to reach a younger audience? Share with us.

We always welcome your comments, links and other inputs to future newsletter issues. Send tips to karolle@journalists.org.

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