How The New York Times is filming in VR

Virtual Reality: A New Way to Tell Stories

One hundred nineteen years ago, the inaugural issue of this magazine published the first photographs ever to appear in The New York Times, beginning on the cover with three small halftone images of the former presidential candidates Stephen Douglas, John Bell and John Breckinridge. Elsewhere in the magazine, readers found images of X-rays, then a nascent technology, showing a hand and a foot. Now, more than 6,000 Sundays later, the magazine is proud to introduce another visual innovation: In conjunction with this week’s cover story on the global refugee crisis, we are unveiling The New York Times’s first contribution to the new field of virtual-­reality journalism. ….[READ]

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