New Book on Immersive Journalism Coming Soon
A forthcoming Routledge book highlights new uses of virtual reality, 360-video and augmented reality in journalism. This is the first comprehensive volume on practices and implications of immersive journalism.
ViSmedia researchers Turo Uskali and Astrid Gynnild are two of the four editors of the forthcoming book Immersive Journalism as Storytelling: Ethics, Production and Design. The volume, which is more than 400 pages, features contributions from a diverse range of scholars. It will be out in April 2020, and presents cutting-edge research on virtual reality, 360-video and augmented reality in journalism.
Immersive journalism has the potential to change the way stories are told, providing more interactivity and generating deeper emotional reactions, and this may help reach new audiences. Challenges concerning ethics, truthfulness, transparency, privacy, manipulation and surveillance are discussed in the book as well.
The book’s chapters are grounded in empirical data, such as content analysis, expert interviews and case studies. The book is written for journalism teachers, educators and students, as well as scholars, politicians, lawmakers and citizens with an interest in emerging technologies for media practice.
Immersive Journalism as Storytelling: Ethics, Production and Design will be released by Routledge in April 2020, and the book is now available for pre-order.