Journalistic Standards in a Virtual World

Presented at ONA16
September 17, 2016
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As VR expands into newsrooms, it’s time, as former AP Standards Editor Tom Kent put it in a recent Medium post, for an ethical reality check: “How real is virtual reality intended to be? Where’s the line between actual event and the producer’s artistic license? Is VR journalism supposed to be the event itself, an artist’s conception of the event or something akin to a historical novel, ‘based on a true story’?” We’ll talk with some of the leaders in the field about ethical conundrums present and future.


Featuring

Ben Kreimer
Drone and VR Specialist, Freelance and Drone Journalism Lab
Kelly McBride
Vice President, The Poynter Institute
Andrew Metz
Managing Editor, Frontline
Sarah Hill
CEO & Chief Storyteller, StoryUP VR
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