Creating Virtual Reality Journalism: A Guide for Best Practices

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At the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, the journalist and filmmaker Nonny de la Peña debuted what is now recognized as the first documentary produced in virtual reality. Presented as part of the New Frontiers section, Hunger in Los Angeles immersed viewers in the reality of hunger in America.

Presented as part of the New Frontiers section, Hunger in Los Angeles immersed viewers in the reality of hunger in America.    Created with the Unity video game platform, the piece was experienced through a prototype headset built by an intern and lab technician named Palmer Luckey at the University of Southern California, where de la Peña was overseeing the efforts as a research fellow. The headset allowed visitors to walk around inside a food bank in downtown Los Angeles and witness a scene from 2009 in which a man collapsed in diabetic shock while waiting in line.  Source & More: http://apps.frontline.org/vr-report/