This page provides scholarship and trade readings, videos, and examples for those interested in journalism, advertising, and public relations. (Some readings can be found through FIU Libraries Communication and Mass Media Complete database.)
Using virtual reality to avoid catastrophe
UN using virtual reality to build empathy, catalyze change
What if virtual reality can make us better citizens?
How The Atlantic uses an underwriter model to fund video projects
Google News Lab and Knight Foundation launch effort to help journalists experiment with immersive storytelling
360 Narratives Facebook group (public)
Virtual reality, 360 video and the future of immersive journalism
Video vs. flat video: A case study
Knight Foundation report addresses opportunities and challenges in virtual reality journalism
Virtual reality society (basics)
Virtual reality pioneer Nonny de la Peña charts the future of VR journalism
Journalism: How one university used virtual worlds to tell true stories
Niblock S. (2015). From the high group to the swamp: A model for immersive journalism research. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 4(2), 223-237.
New York Times/GE ‘The nature of industry’ virtual reality experience
Let’s break tradition: Virtual reality in public relations
Covering Miami’s rising seas: Sensors, public data and politics
Dowd, C. (2016). The new order of news and social media enterprises: Visualisations, linked data, and new methods and practices in journalism. Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), 97-110.
What does virtual reality mean for advertising in 2016?
Immersive journalism: Immersive journalism virtual reality for the first-person experience of news
Virtual reality: Advertising’s next big thing?
Huang, Y. C., Backman, K. F., Backman, SJ., & Chang, L. L. (2016). Exploring the implications of virtual reality technology in tourism marketing: An integrated research framework. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18(2), 116-128.
A 360-degree video project from 3 grad students takes viewers into the lives of refugees in Germany
Tripping down a virtual rabbit hole
Video & Tools
Mozilla VR Blog
New publisher tools for 360 video
VR Journalism (Jovrnalism at USC Annenberg)
How to make 360 video (VR): Basic workflow explained
GitHub/webvr starter kit
TED Talk, The future of news? Virtual reality
Google News Lab and StoryUp VR present: A conversation on immersive storytelling
Lessons from AP’s experiments with 360-degree video and virtual reality
United Nations Virtual Reality
The resurgence of jazz in New Orleans
Project Syria: An immersive journalism experience
The Des Moines Register, Harvest of change
The New York Times, The contenders
The New York Times, Take flight
Planet Blue – a 3D-animated adventure advocating awareness of environmental issues and promoting conservation
New virtual lab improved Ford global vehicle quality
Merrell virtual hike
Budweiser delivers basketball fans the first NBA virtual reality experience