SPJ/LA in coordination with ONA/LA and Santa Monica College Associates hosts a VR Journalism workshop led by USC Annenberg Professor Robert Hernandez

Robert Hernandez (aka WebJournalist) will give a short presentation on how technology can help journalism audiences better understand marginalized communities.

Hernandez explores and develops the intersection of technology and journalism. An Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg, the ‘hackademic’ has worked with augmented reality (AR), wearables, and virtual reality (VR), and he and his students produce award-winning VR experiences under their brand, Jovrnalism™.

Hands-on demos of VR stories and equipment follow the presentation.

WHAT: Building Empathy through Virtual Reality Journalism

WHO: Led by USC Annenberg Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Robert Hernandez

WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019

WHERE: Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica
Auditorium 180

PARKING: Parking is available in garage on Pennsylvania at Stewart Street. Please ONLY park in spaces NOT marked ‘Staff.’

COST: The event itself is free and open to the public.

RSVP: ashanti.blaize@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins
SPJ/LA
ashanti.blaize@gmail.com

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