Does virtual reality have a future in the newsroom?


Virtual Reality (VR) has evolved from its early experimental phase to become a strategically key, more integrated part of many newsrooms globally.

But how are news organisations addressing the challenges of content and user experience? And will VR ever become mainstream?

A new Reuters Institute report, VR for News: The New Reality? examines the major challenges to the ongoing development of VR – both in terms of content and application, and technology. It also asks whether VR has a role in newsrooms of the future.

The report’s author, Zillah Watson, has led the editorial development of VR experimentation at the BBC. She interviewed more than 20 leading figures in US and European news organisations about VR.