RYOT has been leading the charge into immersive journalism as they use virtual reality to promote awareness and action across the globe. Some of the key issues and events they’ve shed light on via 360 video include Nepal’s devastating earthquake, wild dolphin conservation, the Syrian refugee crisis and climate change in China.
RYOT News 360 Video Reel
Climate Change Spotlight in China
In December, RYOT collaborated with the Sierra Club to document China’s climate change issues in 360-degree virtual reality. Narrated by Cher, the piece covers the negative impact that industrialization and big business has had on China’s environment and its population.
RYOT News Dolphin VR PSA
One of RYOT’s early 360-degree VR experiences came in the form of a virtual reality PSA to raise awareness for the humane treatment of dolphins. Filmed with our 360Abyss underwater 360 video gear, the project offers viewers an immersive look at wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Produced in conjunction with Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, the PSA takes us on a virtual dive and seeks to end harmful dolphin captivity.
While this is just a small sample of RYOT’s 360 video content, it offers a window into the way in which they leverage VR to create impact content that goes beyond traditional forms of news media. We’re proud to support RYOT in this endeavor as they seek to keep pushing the boundaries of immersive journalism.
To see the latest VR content from RYOT, check out www.ryot.org/virtualreality or subscribe to their YouTube channel.