How This Startup Helped The ‘New York Times’ Create A Virtual New York City

By Adario Strange

Technology-powered visual storytelling is the new frontier in journalism. But that doesn't just refer to video-streaming apps such as Snapchat and Periscope; there are also ways you can report in virtual reality.

For example, The New York Times recently collaborated with virtual reality production company Vrse to plunge readers into a stunning VR version of New York City.

The film, "Walking New York," directed by Chris Milk, JR and Zach Richter, takes viewers into the creation of, ironically, a paper product: the latest New York Times Magazine cover. The cover features a work by artist JR plastered in the center of the Flat Iron District (or as local tech types know it, Silicon Alley), and was later photographed from an aerial position.

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