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Behind the Headlines: What's the future (or, rather, present) of virtual reality in journalism?

Kimberly Springer, St. Louis Public Radio's Engagement Producer, discussed the world of virtual reality in journalism on Behind the Headlines.
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Kimberly Springer, St. Louis Public Radio's Engagement Producer, discussed the world of virtual reality in journalism on Behind the Headlines.

This week, St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh took a look at the burgeoning field of virtual reality from a business perspective. On Friday's "Behind the Headlines," St. Louis Public Radio Engagement Producer Kimberly Springer brought a journalistic perspective to the discussion.

She highlighted several projects from publications such as the New York Times, The Guardian and the Center for Investigative Reporting and also discussed the ethical implications of VR's use in journalism.

If the format is known to increase empathy in the participant, what ethical considerations must be made in redirecting that empathy through editorial decision making?

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer and Kelly Moffitt give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region. 

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Kelly Moffitt joined St. Louis Public Radio in 2015 as an online producer for St. Louis Public Radio's talk shows St. Louis on the Air.

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