Immersive Journalism: Immersive Virtual Reality for the First-Person Experience of News

  title={Immersive Journalism: Immersive Virtual Reality for the First-Person Experience of News},
  author={Nonny de la Pe{\~n}a and Peggy Weil and Joan Llobera and Elias Giannopoulos and Ausi{\`a}s Pom{\'e}s and Bernhard Spanlang and Doron Friedman and Maria V. Sanchez-Vives and Mel Slater},
  journal={PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments},
This paper introduces the concept and discusses the implications of immersive journalism, which is the production of news in a form in which people can gain first-person experiences of the events or situation described in news stories. The fundamental idea of immersive journalism is to allow the participant, typically represented as a digital avatar, to actually enter a virtually recreated scenario representing the news story. The sense of presence obtained through an immersive system (whether… CONTINUE READING
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