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Will Virtual Reality Reshape Documentary Journalism?

By July 4, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

One documentary filmmaker believes an immersive experience will make a more lasting impression on audiences

By Simon Parkin

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR in March 2014 for $4 billion brought a resurgence of interest in virtual reality to the mainstream, almost 30 years after the technology first entered the public consciousness. And while Oculus VR’s initial focus has been on video games, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has described the hardware as “the next major computing platform that will come after mobile.”

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