Can Virtual Reality Journalism Ever Be Truly Objective? - Creative Planet Network

Can Virtual Reality Journalism Ever Be Truly Objective?

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As widely noted by Chris Milk, virtual reality journalism is "the ultimate empathy machine," placing viewers in the literal shoes of others. But that kind of immersion can come at a price--especially when it comes to objectivity.

Writes Fortune's Mathew Ingram, "Because VR lets reporters, photographers, and videographers create a simulated version of a specific event, it could easy let them distort what happened and give a false impression of that event. That impression, in turn, would become more powerful due of the nature of the immersive technology."



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