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Embodying the News through Virtual Reality

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Immersive storytelling is becoming a reality through new devices allowing journalists to tell stories through stereoscopic 3-D, 360-degree visuals, and a 100-degree field of view. This is the journalism that excites Nonny de la Peña, “the Godmother of Virtual Reality,” who, as CEO of Emblematic Group, uses cutting edge technologies to tell stories—both fictional and news-based—that create intense, empathic engagement on the part of viewers. At the GEN Summit on 17 June, Nonny will be demonstrating how virtual reality can become a mass media.

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Prototyping the Future of News - #EditorsLab in Istanbul

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The media innovation team KAN won the Istanbul #EditorsLab with their online platform creation “From Prison” aimed at giving thousands of detainees a voice.

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Journalism Innovation Summit @ City University London

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The evolution of digital media is transforming media organisations around the world. Global Editors Network is involved in the global conversation about the future of news through its international #EditorsLabs and annual GEN Summit. The American public broadcaster, PBS, is also playing a key role in the media revolution with its online guide, MediaShift that is tracking how social media, weblogs, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and online video are changing our media world.

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