VR and Voice-Activated Devices Will Change News Delivery in 2017

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Nieman Journalism Lab's Ray Soto explains why he thinks 2017 will present a shift in the way news organizations work, thanks to virtual reality and the prevalence of voice-activated personal home assistants (like Amazon's Alexa).

He writes, "Next year will be the defining moment for virtual reality in news as organizations around the globe build dedicated teams to support the emerging platform. Expect a shift from experimental passive video to interactive experiences. If your production teams haven’t already heard of these terms, get to know them: ambisonics, stereoscopic rendering, and photogrammetry will be standard by the end of the year. Audiences will have an opportunity to explore and discover the stories that matter to them, in a way they’ve never seen before."

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