Dan Pacheco teaches journalists how to use innovative, emerging technologies at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality for journalism, having co-produced The Des Moines Register’s Harvest of Change VR project in 2014, which was the world’s first large-scale use of virtual reality by a commercial news organization. Harvest of Change earned an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2015 for its innovative use of 360-degree video for virtual reality.
Previously, Pacheco spent 20 years in the trenches of digital publishing everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to startups. He has worked at Washingtonpost.com, America Online, The Bakersfield Californian, a Knight News Challenge project and his own startup.