Drones and VR Journalism

Drones and VR Journalism

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Journalism 360 Guide to Immersive Ethics
Created by McClatchy’s Jayson Chesler and Theresa Poulson.

NPR Ethics Handbook: Visual Journalism

The Ethics of Virtual Reality Storytelling
Post by David Cohn from 2015.

An Ethical Reality Check for Virtual Reality Journalism
Post by Tom Kent from 2015.


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DRONE JOURNALISM

Drone Journalism Lab
Run by Matt Waite at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Drone Journalism Lab Operations Manual

FAA 2016 Rules on Unmanned Aircraft

CJR: The New Drone Rules: What Journalists Need to Know
August 2016 article going over new FAA rules.

UNC: Drone Journalism and the Law

NPPA
Includes many resources on drone flying, including legal issues.

NPPA: Drone Journalism Ethics Code

University of Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics: Drone Journalism
Download a full report on how newsrooms can build trust with audiences using drone journalism.

UNC Center for Media Law: Drone Law

DroneJournalism.org Resources Page
Dozens of helpful links, tools and equipment.

Drone Journalism Resources – Global Investigative Journalism Network

RCFP: Drone Journalism Begins Slow Take Off
A 2013 article about the early work in drone journalism.

RJI: Mobile Phone Apps to Help With Your Drone

Video: Drone Storytelling: Changing how we capture the world
From the Reynolds Journalism Institute: Matthew Borowick shares his advice, methods and passion for drone storytelling.

Drone Registration Site

Airmap.io
Global airspace intelligence. Get TFRs and more.

1800WXBrief.com
Get weather reports..

Drones and Privacy: What are My Rights?

DJI
Easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, DJI quadcopters like the Phantom are the standard in consumer drone technology.

VFRMap
Use this site to study airspace classifications and restrictions for drones.

AviationWeather.gov

DJI Fly Safe

Know Before You Fly

DJI: Drones on the Beat — The Future of Journalism

CJR: Drone Journalism’s Battle for Airspace

Andrea Hamm: Keeping an Eye on Drone Journalism

Dronestagram
Site for sharing drone photography.

Scientific American: Drones Capture Close Encounters Between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers

Some good drone management apps to use: DJI Go 4, KittyHawk, Airmap and DroneLogBook


VR AND 360 JOURNALISM

Stanford: VR Storytelling Guide

Jovrnalism
USC’s VR journalism projects, led by Professor Robert Hernandez.

Robert Hernandez VR Journalism Class
Syllabus for the ground-breaking course. Plenty of readings and helpful resources.

VR Tipsheet
VR journalism tips and resources from USC’s Robert Hernandez (2016 post).

ONA: Journalism 360
Partnership with ONA, Google News Initiative and the Knight Foundation. It’s a global network of storytellers accelerating the understanding and production of immersive journalism. Their mission is to help news organizations, journalists, technologists, content creators and journalism educators experiment with all forms of immersive storytelling, including but not limited to 360 video, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality.

ONA Journalism 360 Guide to Immersive Ethics
Created by McClatchy’s Jayson Chesler and Theresa Poulson.

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to Photogrammetry Photography

ONA Journalism 360: A Guide to AR and XR in Journalism

ONA Ethics: Virtual Reality Journalism

PBS Frontline: Guide to VR Journalism Best Practices

Booz Allen Hamilton: Guide to Immersive Technology
A beginner’s guide to AR. Approach is from a marketing perspective but has some helpful resources for journalists. Download the guide for free.

Immersive Journalism
A look at 3D and immersive storytelling. Put the reader in control of the story. Some interesting concepts on this site.

VRStorytelling.org
Resources from Dan Pacheco at Syracuse University.

Associated Press Guide to Augmented Reality Journalism

AP: Guide for Journalists in a World of Immersive 3-D Content

Frontiers: Ethics Guidelines in Immersive Journalism

NPR Ethics Handbook: Visual Journalism

The Ethics of Virtual Reality Storytelling
Post by David Cohn from 2015.

An Ethical Reality Check for Virtual Reality Journalism
Post by Tom Kent from 2015.

V/R Today: 15 Great Examples of VR Journalism and 360 Reporting

How to Use Orbix 360 to Create 360-Degree Images

Guri
GuriVR is a free, open source project created to allow anyone to make Virtual Reality experiences with the lowest possible learning curve. Guri provides a quick and easy online editor that creates virtual reality from your words. Guri even makes it possible to create a 360 panorama that works in the browser and with headsets like the Google Cardboard in seconds – just tweet a 360 panorama with a mention to @guri_vr.

Haptical
Real news on virtual reality journalism.

Virtual Journalism: Immersive Approaches Pose New Questions
From the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

New Report: Virtual Journalism
From the Tow Center at Columbia University.

ONA 2016 Session Notes and Materials

How to Make a VR Data Visualization

Google Daydream VR Headset

Tools for 360 Video


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