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Journalism 360 Showcases Immersive Storytelling Projects at VR World in New York City

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VR World is pleased to present an exhibit curated by Journalism 360 of
immersive journalism projects. On view through August 31, 2018, the
exhibit is a unique partnership that puts news and documentary content
alongside VR World's entertainment and gaming features.

Featured projects include "Damming the Nile" from the BBC, "The
Deported" from JOVRNALISM and KCRW, and "Greenland Melting" from
FRONTLINE/PBS and Emblematic Group.

The 2017 Journalism 360 Challenge funded 11 projects to experiment with
new technology to help journalists tell more and better immersive
stories.

VR World's exciting presentation of the medium has revolutionized the
user experience for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality entertainment.
The space is a destination for engaging human interaction, culture, and
brand immersion, where thousands of visitor play, create, and explore
weekly.

"We're thrilled to partner with VR World and give people an opportunity
to see how journalism is experimenting with immersive technology," said
Laura Hertzfeld, Director of Journalism 360. "These projects can take
you to the far reaches of the Nile or the melting ice caps or show you
what life is like on the U.S.-Mexico border."

"Partnering with Journalism 360 advances our mission of merging culture
and technology and presenting the entire ecosystem of immersive
entertainment that spans across gaming, film, education, and art," said
Tommy Goodkin, Head of Content at VR World. "It's imperative to work
with creators who are demonstrating the potential of this medium,
promoting inclusivity, and disrupting industry norms."

About VR World NYC

VR
World
is the first and largest location-based cultural attraction
for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in North America, showcasing
over 50 experiences across three floors. Our aim is to showcase the best
of mixed reality as a powerful storytelling and social medium. VR World
NYC is located at 4 East 34th Street and open seven days per
week.

About Journalism 360

Journalism
360
is a joint initiative of the John
S. and James L. Knight Foundation
, Google
News Initiative
and the Online
News Association
to accelerate the understanding and production of
immersive journalism. Our mission is to help news organizations,
journalists, technologists, content creators and journalism educators
experiment with all forms of immersive storytelling, including but not
limited to 360 video, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed
reality.

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