Dan Pacheco to Discuss ‘VR in Journalism’ at Virtual Reality Summit in Seoul June 28-29

Published by , June 19, 2017 1:20 pm

(VirtualRealitySummit2017Seoul) Dan Pacheco, Professor and Horvitz Endowed Chair of Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University will present “Virtual Reality for Journalism” at the upcoming Virtual Reality Summit in Seoul June 28. Pacheco will discuss the unique ability of VR to put you into someone else’s shoes and how that creates new opportunities for immersive journalistic storytelling, and how journalists in the United States and Europe are jumping in. Attendees will learn how major newsrooms like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Guardian are allowing their audience to experience stories from the inside out in 360 video and CGI. Pacheco will also share his experience producing USA Today’s Harvest of Change, which in 2014 was the first application of VR by a commercial news organization in the world, and what his journalism and film students have produced in his VR Storytelling class.