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What is immersive journalism? (2020)

Gynnild, A., Uskali, T., Jones, S., & Sirkkunen, E. (2020). What is immersive journalism?. In T. Uskali, A. Gynnild, S. Jones, & E. Sirkkunen (Eds.), Immersive Journalism as Storytelling : Ethics, Production, and Design (pp. 1-10). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429437748-1

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Gynnild, Astrid; Uskali, Turo; Jones, Sara; Sirkkunen, Esa

Parent publication: Immersive Journalism as Storytelling : Ethics, Production, and Design

Parent publication editors: Uskali, Turo; Gynnild, Astrid; Jones, Sarah; Sirkkunen, Esa

ISBN: 978-1-138-33764-0

eISBN: 978-0-429-43774-8

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 1-10

Number of pages in the book: 204

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: Oxon

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429437748-1

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73388


Immersive technologies are opening gateways to virtual realities that might change journalism forever. In the virtual world, journalism balances on the edge between imaginary approaches to fact-based creation and extended options for fakes. The journalistic maneuverings between reality and virtual reality are particularly intriguing to work with because they put the truth-seeking values of journalism into play. How can immersive technologies be applied to improve meaningful reporting and investigate storytelling in journalism? How can skills and knowledge of virtual reality empower news professionals? And how can journalism codes of ethics help shape the new platforms, shape a future in which journalism continues to play an important role in society?

Keywords: journalism; press (mass media); media; narrativity; interactivity; augmented reality; virtual reality; virtual world; reality; ethicality

Free keywords: immersiivinen journalismi

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 3

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