LA Project is Exploring the Boundary of Reporting Through Virtual Reality

Nonny de la Pena thinks takes immersive journalism to a whole new level with her virtual reality story “Hunger in Los Angeles.” She gives the user the opportunity to walk through a Los Angeles food line and see a diabetic fall into a coma while waiting for food.

The experience is based on audio captured at an actual event. It has been augmented with a visual experience created in a studio by the Immersive Journalism team.

Virtual reality is coming, de la Pena says, and journalists need to be prepared.