Virtual Reality for Business Journalists: Save the Date

by February 13, 2017
In her April 29 SABEW session, Retha Hill will be helping business journalists understand how to use virtual reality in the newsroom.

In her April 29 SABEW session, Retha Hill will be helping business journalists understand how to use virtual reality in the newsroom.

Reinventing storytelling and business journalism is the big theme of this April’s SABEW 17 conference in Seattle. The Reynolds Center will sponsor one of the program’s most compelling and game-changing sessions: Virtual Reality/360 in Your Business Reporting.

Shooting 360-degree video is not like shooting regular video—it requires a totally different way of looking at your surroundings, both before and during your shoot. This session on “thinking in the sphere” will cover the basics of using 360-degree video in business coverage to create virtual reality.

In this session, Retha Hill, executive director, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, will review the latest reasonably priced 360-degree cameras, software and equipment. After a discussion on shooting techniques, session attendees will leave the meeting room to shoot a short 360-degree visualization using their cell phones and a free app. Business journalists looking for ways to use VR in their newsroom will open their minds to new story ideas and learn rudimentary skills.

The Reynolds-sponsored session date is Saturday, April 29. Click here to learn more about the conference.