News agency Reuters recently teamed up with Samsung to launch VR news content. Samsung supplied journalists with their new 360 degree-capturing Gear 360 camera, enabling them to report the news in a more immersive medium. Applications of virtual reality in news and media not only indicate how technology can influence the dissemination of information, it also enhances empathy as audiences are more absorbed in the story and receive more context than they would skimming headline tweets.
50 Reuters journalists in 25 different countries received the Samsung cameras as a part of this global endeavor in VR news content. The Samsung Gear 360 pairs well with other Samsung products. Videos can be viewed using a supported headset or on YouTube.