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What lies ahead for virtual reality in the newsroom?

25 May 2017

Virtual Reality (VR) has evolved from its early experimental phase to become a strategically key, more integrated part of many newsrooms globally. But how are news organisations addressing the challenges of content and user experience? And will VR ever become mainstream?

This report was published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism with the support of Google Digital News Initiative. The report launch was kindly hosted by the BBC on 10th May in London. Intro: David Levy, Director, Reuters Institute Main speaker: Zillah Watson, BBC Research & Development Panel: Nic Newman (chair), Research Associate, Reuters Institute Kay Meseberg, Head of VR, ARTE Anna Bateson, VP - Platforms and Partnerships, The Guardian A new Reuters Institute report 'VR for News: The New Reality?' by Zillah Watson, who has led the editorial development of VR experimentation at the BBC, examines ongoing developments in VR, the major challenges – both in terms of content and application, and technology – and what the future of VR might look like for news organisations around the world.