USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co., Inc., has released its latest interactive virtual reality experience: an industry-first fusion of 360-degree storytelling with high-end VR interactivity aboard the USS Eisenhower.
"It's the most ambitious reflection yet of our ongoing commitment to telling amazing stories in VR," said Robert Padavick, director of VR / 360-degree video, USA TODAY NETWORK.MORE
This week we compare two methods of virtual-reality storytelling: shooting in 360 degrees and in 180 degrees. We speak with three VR experts — Littlstar founder and CEO Tony Mugavero, BuzzFeed’s Open Lab fellow Ben Kreimer and VR filmmaker Carl White — about the pros and cons of each approach.MORE
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Five years after its inception, Main Street Media of Tennessee is a fast-growing media company operating in the suburbs of Nashville. Publishers of eight weekly newspapers, magazines and websites, the company's focus on hyper-local news unique to each community has allowed it to grow ad revenue as well as circulation.
In three weeks, at the SNPA News Industry Summit, hear how a "print-first" operation has been able to buck the trends and set itself on a path for continued growth.
Dave Gould, president and CEO of Main Street Media, says: "The idea that people no longer want to read newspapers is, in my opinion, completely misguided. But as an industry, we have to be honest and ask ourselves if we are offering our communities a product that will attract and retain readers. If we do that, can we then build a business model that will support our efforts to provide readers with strong newspapers? I believe the answer is 'yes' and that has been the basis of our company's growth to this point."More