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Immersive Journalism as Storytelling

Ethics, Production and Design, 1st Edition

Edited by Turo Uskali, Astrid Gynnild, Sarah Jones, Esa Sirkkunen

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232 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book sets out cutting edge new research and examines future prospects on 360-degree video, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in journalism, analyzing and discussing virtual world experiments from a range of perspectives.

Featuring contributions from a diverse range of scholars, Immersive Journalism highlights both the opportunities and the challenges presented by this form of storytelling. The book discusses how immersive journalism has the potential to reach new audiences, change the way stories are told and provide more interactivity within the news industry. Aside from generating deeper emotional reactions and global perspectives, the book demonstrates how it can also diversify and upskill the news industry. Further contributions address the challenges, examining how immersive storytelling calls for re-assessing issues of journalism ethics and truthfulness, transparency, privacy, manipulation and surveillance, and questioning what it means to cover reality when a story is told in virtual reality. Chapters are grounded in empirical data such as content analyses and expert interviews alongside insightful case studies that discuss Euronews, Nonny de la Peña’s Project Syria and the New York Times’ VR application NYTVR.

This 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: What is Immersive Journalism?
  2. Part I: Storytelling

  3. Exploring the Immersive Journalism Landscape
  4. Esa Sirkkunen, Jorge Vázquez-Herrero, Turo Uskali, and Heli Väätäjä

  5. Case Study Euronews: A low-cost approach to Immersive Storytelling
  6. Joakim Vindenes & Astrid Gynnild

  7. Global Perspectives of Immersive Journalism
  8. Sarah Jones

    Part II: Ethics

  9. The Impact of Emotions in Immersive Journalism
  10. Turo Uskali & Pasi Ikonen

  11. Case Study Project Syria: Accuracy in Immersive Journalism
  12. Siri Flatlandsmo and Astrid Gynnild

  13. The Promises of Transparency and the Perils of Manipulation in Immersive Journalism
  14. Deborah G. Johnson

  15. It’s not just about Empathy: Going beyond the Empathy Machine in Immersive Journalism
  16. Sarah Jones

    Part III: Production & Design

  17. Place-Based Journalism, Production Aesthetics, and Branding
  18. David O. Dowling

  19. Case Study: Creating A Business Value in Immersive Journalism
  20. Ilona Ilvonen, Joel Vanhalakka and Nina Helander

     

  21. The Hierarchy of Needs for User Experiences in Virtual Reality
  22. Chelsea Kelling, Heli Väätäjä, Otto Kauhanen, Jussi Karhu, Markku Turunen, Vesa Lindqvist, and Pasi Ikonen

     

  23. Immersive Gaming as News
  24. Jonne Arjoranta, Raine Koskimaa and Marko Siitonen

     

  25. Augmented Reality as News
  26. Pasi Ikonen & Turo Uskali

     

    Part IV: Education

  27. Teaching Immersive Journalism
  28. Turo Uskali & Pasi Ikonen

     

  29. Immersive journalism as witnessing
  30. Lars Nyre & Joakim Vindenes

  31. Forecasting future trajectories for immersive journalism 

Turo Uskali, Astrid Gynnild, Esa Sirkkunen, and Sarah Jones

About the Editors

Associate Professor Turo Uskali is the Head of Journalism program at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. His research and teaching focuses on the interplay of innovations and journalism. His previous scholarly works have been published for example by Routledge, Palgrave-McMillan, and Peter Lang.

Professor Astrid Gynnild is the Head of the Journalism Research Group at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Principal Investigator of the ViSmedia project. She is also a merited educator, and her research and teaching concerns in particular social implications of visual and emergent technologies in journalism.

Sarah Jones is Deputy Dean at De Montfort University, UK. Sarah is listed in the top 15 global influencers in VR, a Google Jump Creator and has advised the UK Government on Immersive Technology. Sarah has published extensively on immersive and emerging media.

Esa Sirkkunen works as a senior researcher at the research centre COMET at the Tampere University. His research focuses on assemblages of digital technologies and journalism and on broader themes, like social theory, privacy and freedom of speech.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies