Immersive journalism seminar

Watch the presentations and pictures from ViSmedia’s Immersive journalism seminar.

September 19 ViSmedia held the Immersive Journalism Seminar with presentations by journalism scholars from England, Finland, Norway and USA. The main purpose of the seminar was to start critical discussions about the benefits and challenges as well as potential pitfalls, of using immersive technologies in journalism.

Presentations by: Esa Sirkkunen, Sarah Jones, Turo Uskali, Siri Flatlandsmo, Lars Nyre and Deborah G. Johnson.  


Ethics in virtual reality journalism: A case study

Siri Flatlandsmo, Journalist, Avisa-Hordaland

Exploring the expressive register of VR journalism with innovation pedagogy

Lars Nyre, Professor, University of Bergen

Exploring the first wave of 360 video journalism

Esa Sirkkunen, Senior researcher at COMET research center, University of Tampere, Finland


Towards Immersive Journalism: The biggest challenges so far

Turo Uskali, PhD, Head of Journalism at the Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

New Journalism 2.0: changing how stories are told to embrace new technologies

Sarah Jones, Head of the Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University

Visual Surveillance Implications of Immersive Journalism

Deborah G. Johnson, Professor, University of Virginia, USA