Category: Virtual Reality

ISOJ speakers consider the past, present and future of technology and its impact on journalism

The main goal of the panel, “What’s next: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and other tech trends that will impact journalism,” was to discuss the current technological tools used in journalism and their impact on the practice, taking into consideration some specific cases. Mia Tramz, managing editor of Life VR, Meredith (formerly Time …  Read More

Journalists using tools from the future –like blockchain or augmented reality– to enhance, optimize and protect their stories

Watch video of the tech trends panel discussion from ISOJ 2018. New technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be important for journalism in the future, and some news organizations are already using them, according to the members of the panel “What’s Next: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality and …  Read More

Panelists look at successes and limitations of innovative video formats, including Facebook Live and VR

Watch the video panel discussion from ISOJ 2017. The audience at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) heard from journalists, professors and media directors about how news organizations can use innovative video formats to inform and engage with audiences. This was part of the panel “Video everywhere: From live coverage to VR, 360 …  Read More

ISOJ 2017 panelists to discuss the future of VR and 360 video as technology becomes more accessible, affordable

Over the past year, virtual reality and 360 video have taken viewers everywhere from the 6×9 foot space of a cell in solitary confinement to Mars. Though the technology has existed for years, it’s become increasingly popular and accessible, with Facebook announcing in March that users would be able to livestream 360 video. Robert Hernandez, …  Read More

Virtual reality has potential to enhance storytelling but logistics are uncertain, journalism experts state at ISOJ

Journalism experts expressed optimism for the future of virtual reality in the field during a panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Saturday, April 16, stating that much is still uncertain and current issues include the skills required to produce content, its availability to the public, cost and developing ethical standards around …  Read More

Virtual reality journalism helps audiences experience the news, ISOJ attendees hear

Through detailed descriptions, imagery and narrative ledes, reporters use words daily to draw readers into a story. News consumers can be more immersed thanks to interactive and digital journalism, but virtual reality takes that notion a step further by seemingly physically putting people on the scene where news happens, a group heard at the International …  Read More

ISOJ panel to explore new tools for journalists: bots, drones, sensors and wearables

Drones are not just heavily discussed amongst government skeptics and human rights advocates anymore – their possible uses for storytelling are now being explored by journalists and will be a topic for discussion this April during the 15th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), to take place on April 4-5 at the University of Texas …  Read More