SXSW: Expert Reveals How 5G and VR Can Transform Journalism

Newswriting could get a whole lot more immersive, and it could transform how people empathize with story subjects. Nonny de la Peña, a journalist telling stories in virtual reality, sees these new technologies as making people more empathetic to subjects.

“I think you’re really hardwired to have this digital representation as being incredibly powerful, this sense of presence,” Peña said at the South by Southwest Conference in Tuesday in Austin, Texas.

Peña is well-versed in the...

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