Greetings immersive storytellers, I am Robert Hernandez, your new Journalism 360 Program Manager, working alongside ONA Director of Programs Jennifer Mizgata and the Journalism 360 ambassadors. You may also know me as the USC Annenberg digital journalism professor who created JOVRNALISM, or as a former ONA Board member.
As we all know, the immersive community is a small but strong group that thrives through our collaboration and mutual support. That is something I hope to continue and expand in my time with this program.
While the pandemic has changed our 2020 plans, it has proven to be an opportunity for the immersive community to help lead a new era of storytelling (and gather via social VR!).
Whether it is through the grants or the workshops, please know I and the team are all here to support you as you continue to grow and evolve your immersive skills.
Be on the lookout for news about the grants, the announcement of the immersive journalism Online Journalism Award winner (check out this year’s finalists) and how we might gather and collaborate in this historic moment. Do not hesitate to reach out to me at email@example.com to volunteer for or ask for help from Journalism 360. Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you.