The New York Times launched “The Daily 360” on Monday, a new project expanding its virtual reality photojournalism offerings with daily immersive video dispatches from correspondents around the world.
In a brief intro to the project, the NYT wrote:
360 videos offer a new way to experience the journalism of The New York Times. These immersive videos put you at the center of the scene, allowing you to look left, right, up, down and behind you.
The first, embedded below, offers a 70-second look inside of a social hall in Sana, Yemen, that was bombed by a Saudi-led airstrike on October 8 shot by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks and reporter Ben Hubbard. More than 100 people attending a memorial service were killed in the air raid.
And here, the project’s introduction.
Unlike the NYT VR app launched last year, which requires a cardboard headset, no extras are needed here. The Daily 360 will be available on the main NYT app and website.
The Times said it’s partnering with Samsung which gave the paper its Gear 360 cameras and equipment to produce the pieces which will also be made available on various Samsung platforms.
The Neiman Lab has a little more about the project, which it is said will go beyond traditional photojournalism and into the realms of style, fashion and culture.