For the last three years, journalists, producers, designers and engineers from FRONTLINE and Emblematic Group have worked together to produce two VR experiences that each deploy the power of fully immersive, room-scale VR in the service of deeply reported narrative journalism. As part of the initiative, the Lear Center’s Media Impact Project conducted testing exploring… More
INVESTIGATING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WOMEN’S NEWS PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION Women are underrepresented in newsrooms and are less likely to read political and international news, but when a newsroom closes the gender gap, does it result in a higher share of women in their audience? Newspaper Engagement Strategist Alyssa Zeisler investigates… More
Virtual Reality can help bring stories to life in exciting ways. Read our new study on immersive journalism from FRONTLINE and Emblematic Studios to learn what our research reveals about new technologies.
Everyone knows TV political journalism failed us during the 2016 campaign. Everyone knows TV news was clueless about Donald Trump voters and blue states swinging red. Everyone knows anchors let lying candidates roll them. Everyone knows TV coverage hyped the horse race and gave issues the cold shoulder. Everyone knows… More
JOVRNALISM. Yep, that’s a “V” not a “U” and that’s because it’s a Virtual Reality project lead by USC Annenberg’s Robert Hernandez. This past spring, Hernandez and a group of his students traveled to Texas to work on an immersive VR piece to accompany “Hell and High Water,” an investigative look… More
Read Our Press Releases | Read Our Marketplace Transcripts The Atlantic: Immigrant Stereotypes Are Everywhere on TV, J.Clara Chan, October 21, 2018 Variety: ’13 Reasons Why’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ Among Honorees at 2018 Sentinel Awards, Rachael Yang, October 4, 2018 The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Vida’ Writers Talk Onscreen… More
Twenty-plus years later and the O.J. Simpson murder case continues to shock and fascinate us. As if you didn’t think there was anything more to learn, a pairing of television offerings this year retold the story in both dramatic and documentary form. FX’s outstanding 10-part “People vs. OJ Simpson: American… More
In 2007, Lear Center director Marty Kaplan moderated the symposium with Cronkite Award winners.