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An introduction to 360 video

What is 360 video, and why should newsrooms use it? Read this primer and watch some examples.

This piece explains what 360 video is and why it can be useful for your journalism. Be sure to take advantage of the many links the author provides, including examples and gear recommendations.

With 360 video, a a type of virtual reality storytelling, we can bring our audiences in an enriched environment faster than ever. What used to take minutes, hours or even days for our audience to “buy in” to a story — be it a novel set in a different time/place or a play causing an audience to feel the emotion of the protagonist — engaging our audience has an entirely new set of tools with virtual reality.