Sessions 5

Panel Discussion: Virtual Reality get real

Conference Stage in Hall C, Reed Messe Wien

Recent technological advancements have led to exciting new ways of telling stories. Sensors, such as 3D scanners, eye and hand tracking devices and GPS on mobile phones, enable us to capture information in real time. Displays, such as immersive 3D goggles, augmented reality glasses, and light field projectors, make it possible to merge virtual and real world media. The Internet empowers users to collaborate, interact and modify the storyline. 

However, the burning question is still if VR Journalism is possible for the average newsroom? The answer lies in understanding the production tools and integration in workflow and content management systems in a seamless way. Experts from the academic, industry and tech field will discuss and exchange point of views on opportunities of these news technologies.

This session was organized by the WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation.


  • Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway