The New York Times is launching a big project to bring its journalism to the world of immersive 360-degree videos. With “The Daily 360,” the Times will now be sharing one 360-degree video per day to report on stories around the world.
You won’t need a proper virtual reality headset to experience the videos, as any compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer will do. Here’s the introduction, which is itself an immersive video:
The first Daily 360 video was created by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks, which took his camera into war-torn Yemen:
The Times says that its photojournalists are shooting the 360-degree videos using Samsung Gear 360 cameras provided by Samsung.