1st Edition

Insights on Immersive Journalism

Edited By Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws Copyright 2023
    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Bringing together theory and practice, this collection critically examines emerging conceptual, methodological and production frameworks for the study of immersive journalism.

    Having first begun in academia, the practice of virtual reality/360˚ video immersive journalism has seen a steep rise in the professional arena in recent years. Uniting contributions from scholars and practitioners at the cutting-edge of this vibrant field, this book provides a summary of the history, development and key debates in immersive journalism and considers issues such as conceptualising and researching immersive journalism, teaching and producing immersive journalism, and situating immersive journalism in a wider theoretical and ethical context. Each chapter introduces readers to the key terms and concepts in that area and provides study questions to help them engage with the text.

    Encouraging further enquiry and theorisation, and experimental design and production, Insights on Immersive Journalism is an invaluable resource for students and scholars interested in Immersive Journalism and Media.

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    List of Contributors



    Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws

    Part I: Practicing and teaching immersive journalism

    Chapter One: A prospective analysis of immersive journalism from the perspective of experts

    Susana Herrera Damas and Mª José Benítez de Gracia

    Chapter Two: Screenplay writing for immersive journalism

    Nili Steinfeld

    Chapter Three: Teaching immersive journalism production

    Tormod Utne

    Part II: Researching immersive journalism

    Chapter Four: Evolution of immersive journalism research: a scientometric analysis

    Seok Kang

    Chapter Five: Main concepts in immersive journalism: immersion and presence

    António Baía Reis, Lukas Kick and Marina Oliveto

    Part III: Critical views on immersive journalism

    Chapter Six: Normative questions in immersive journalism

    Tanja Aitamurto

    Chapter Seven: Promises, pitfalls and potentials of immersive journalism

    Holger Pötzsch

    Chapter Eight: Journalism, technology and truth in the age of digital

    Robert Hassan


    Ana Luisa Sánchez Laws is Professor of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Methods at the University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway. She has published extensively on uses of digital technologies in museums and in news media.