Modern Media Podcast
 

Title

Seeing in All Directions: An Interview with Ben Solomon of The New York Times

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-17-2017

Streaming Media

Abstract

In this installment of modern_media JNP talks with multimedia journalist Ben Solomon of The New York Times about the emerging world of virtual reality storytelling as a tool for journalists. Solomon discusses the possibilities as well as the limitations of emerging VR technologies for journalists as well as the larger ethical stakes in telling stories about tragedy. His VR report, "Fight for Fallujah" can be found here. Solomon won a Pultizer Prize in 2015 as part of team working in Sierra Leone and Liberia on the Ebola outbreak. His prize-winning video can be accessed here.

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