2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Sucked Into the Story: Virtual Reality and News

Friday, March 18
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon A
500 E 4th St

Enter the Singapore Airline A380 suite class cabin and you’ll see 3-foot wide seats that turn into beds with linens and pillows. Not alone? The middle seats become a double bed.

Thanks to virtual reality, you don’t have to pay $12,000 to sample the ultimate in luxury. And you could use the same technology to visit a migrant camp in Calais.

Each new publishing technology alters how we experience news, and VR promises the next revolution by immersing us deep in a story. Though ethical and tech challenges remain.

Join AP, POV and RYOT for a conversation about what’s worked, what hasn't and what’s next for the newest news medium.

Hashtags: #sxsw #NewsVR


Adnaan Wasey at SXSW

Adnaan Wasey

Exec Producer


Adnaan Wasey (adnaan.com) is an Emmy/Webby-nominated executive producer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Adnaan manages POV Digital, the new me...

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Hayley Pappas at SXSW

Hayley Pappas

Head of Films


As Head of Films for RYOT, Hayley has the privilege of working directly at the intersection of media, innovation, and social change. With RYOT she's produced award-winning documentaries and over a ...

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Nathan Griffiths at SXSW

Nathan Griffiths

Interactive Editor

Associated Press

Nathan Griffiths, Interactive Editor at the Associated Press, joined the company in 2012 where he developed interactive data visualizations and news applications and is now focused on developing al...

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Thomas Kent at SXSW

Thomas Kent

Standards Editor

Associated Press

Thomas Kent is deputy managing editor and standards editor of The Associated Press, responsible for standards of fairness and accuracy across the organization. He has a special interest in the ethi...

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