Mass media implement some experimental VR innovations in a working schedule. VR technologies and 360-degree media format let reporters share their stories in a special way and make an audience experience current news. Limitations and models are not determined yet. VR may construct a unique way of expressing the world and a human immersion in it.
Newsmen always should find and gather an information, analyze and make it unique and interesting for readers. Their profession has special responsibilities. They observe and publish everything, what people may take care of: from food products till issues of a private life. A skillful manipulation of the information and a right use of it are both essential assignments of every journalist. In this connection, VR modernizations become a means of reaching goals.
VR in Journalism
The best samples of the VR reporting are presented in the list below:
- Guardian ‒ 6×9
The VR technologies are built in the solitary prison. Everybody may observe the zone of a prison room and feel an influence of an isolation on a human psychological state.
- NYT ‒ Sensations of Sound
It is a New York Times project where a dimensional audio is provided to share stories of hearing and its problems.
- Wall Street Journal ‒How Thousands of Pigeons became Art
VR project by Duke Riley where the pigeons’ flying creates a magic atmosphere of a piece of art.
- National Geographic ‒ Antarctica
It is a wonderful traveling to the coldest place on the planet ‒ Antarctica. Gigantic snow figures and penguins meet everyone who wants to immerse in the permafrost.
- Frontline and NYU
The project turns people back to the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe in the town Pripyat.
All said above make people consider a future of reporting and its unbelievable possibilities. VR modernizations stimulate newsmen to create more interesting projects and demonstrate more captivating ideas.