Is virtual reality a flash in the pan or the future of journalism?

Four VR pioneers made a case for the future to a sold-out crowd attending the latest Daily News Innovation Lab ‘Conversations’ event: “VR in Immersive Storytelling: What’s Worked and What’s Next?”

Presented in collaboration with the Google News Lab and NYC Media Lab, the event featured Paul Cheung of the Associated Press, Sarah Hill of the VR journalism startup StoryUP, documentary filmmaker Marcelle Hopkins, and Tom Small of YouTube’s Creator Lab and 360 video channel. Justin Hendrix of the NYC Media Lab moderated.

For journalists and storytellers, the panelists said VR can serve as an “empathy machine” that allows viewers to stand in another person’s shoes and see the world through his or her eyes.

Click here to view the entire article by Kristen A. Lee, NY Daily News