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Atlas Obscura is using virtual reality to transport readers to the world’s distant, exotic locations

The travel blog Atlas Obscura has built its brand around helping people discover the world. Now it's helping people discover the world through virtual reality. 

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | October 25, 2017

360° video accessible to all with launch of free guide

Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight Fellow, has launched a guide to 360° video, allowing journalists without tech backgrounds to utilize the immersive medium. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 16, 2017

When reporting in VR, don’t forget the story

Virtual reality in journalism is growing in popularity as an immersive new tool. But it's important to remember that while VR can enhance a story, a narrative is still critical to successfully tell a story in VR.

Zahra Rasool, MediaShift | October 03, 2017

Former CNN producer's digital startup covers national security outside the cable news mold

“Imagine a newsroom where half of the room is analysts and half is reporters. You combine what each of them is so good at doing and deliver that every day to the reader.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | September 01, 2017

How Topic.com is using visual storytelling to break out of the news cycle

First Look Media's Topic.com is a monthly publication that focuses on a different topic each issue.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | July 21, 2017

Journalist of the month: Olivia Crellin

British journalist Olivia Crellin found a One World Media grant through IJNet that allowed her to film a documentary in Ecuador. She shared her experiences and advice for fellow reporters with us.

Sam Berkhead | July 19, 2017

Inside VICE Media's social video strategy

Through strong, eye-catching visuals and substantive storytelling, VICE Media is taking a unique approach to producing video for social media.

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | July 05, 2017

6 tips for succeeding at drone journalism

Want to hone your drone journalism skills? Be sure to keep these tips from Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller in mind the next time you take flight.

Johnny Miller | June 01, 2017

4 tips for better drone journalism stories

East African journalists who attended Code for Africa's latest drone journalism training came away with a new understanding of how to best use drones for their reporting. Here's a few lessons from the bootcamp.

Irene Wangui | May 23, 2017

How the Middle East uses social media: 5 key trends

Six years after the Arab Spring, the Middle East's social media and internet usage has changed drastically. These trends can help anyone working in the region better identify their audience.

Damian Radcliffe | May 18, 2017

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