In hopes of keeping up with the latest trends in technology and offering its audience interesting and immersive content, the New York Times has taken the first step towards a new era of journalism. It recently announced that it’s launching The Daily 360, a new journalism project that will deliver at least one 360° video every single day.
To get the project off the ground, The New York Times teamed up with Samsung, who will be providing its journalists from all parts of the world with popular Gear 360 cameras, as well as any other equipment needed. The videos, which will report on different topics ranging from important world events to entertainment, will be published to the New York Times website and app as well as to Samsung VR, the company’s premium virtual reality content service. In addition, the content will also be featured in the “Explore with Galaxy area,” within Samsung’s 837 building in New York City.
So far, two videos have already been posted online. The first one, titled “In the Rubble of an Airstrike in Yemen,” takes us to the city of Sana and shows us the aftermath of an airstrike that unfortunately took the lives of more than 100 people. The second one is a bit less dramatic, as it features the presidential nominee Hillary Clinton mingling and taking selfies with her potential voters.
And don’t worry. You don’t need Samsung’s Gear VR or any other VR headset to watch the videos, although they do offer a more immersive experience. You are also able to follow The Daily 360 content on your PC while navigating the videos with your mouse, as well as on your smartphone or tablet by tilting the device in any direction.
So what are your thought about this project? Do you see yourself watching the news in 360° on a regular basis? Let us know in the comments bellow.