For video journalists, virtual reality (VR) technology is not new. It’s been talked about since the 90s. But recently, there’s been more of a push as big companies have made the jump and started embracing the technology.
Popular platforms like YouTube and Facebook have introduced 360° viewing abilities. Google Cardboard has become more widely available and they’re much cheaper than VR goggles. As VR is gaining traction, news organizations like The New York Times and The Huffington Post have started looking into it.