11 – 14 MAY 2017 – MASTERCLASS: VR Journalism in Crans Montana, Switzerland

GAMI partnered with the World Virtual Reality Forum (WVRF), an association based in Geneva, to organise a special VR Journalism Masterclass during the 3 days of their 2017 Annual Summit that took place in Crans Montana, 11 – 14 May.

This Masterclass was a 3 way collaboration that included WVRF, WAN-IFRA and The Journalism School at the University of Neuchâtel (also GAMI partners). We hand picked the following 9 journalists to participate:

  • Nicolas Becquet, L’Echo / Mediafin, Belgium
  • Nathan Griffiths, Interactive Editor, Associated Press, USA
  • David Huc, Iconographe, réalisateur video, Bilan Magazine, Switzerland
  • Federico Jordan, journalist – artist, Vanguardia, Mexico
  • Bernard Monasterolo, Head of Multimedia and « Grands formats », Le Monde, France
  • Wayua Muli, Editor, Nation Media Group, Kenya
  • Bayron Schwyn, Journalist, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Nathaly Tschanz, Head of Digital Content, Augmented Reality Specialist, Axel Springer Schweiz, Switzerland
  • Staale Wattø, Photo Journalist, Sunnmørsposten, Norway

They were divided into 3 teams in order to each create a 360° journalistic production to present on the main stage on the last day of the conference. Just click on the pictures below to see the productions with Facebook 360.

Mountain Bike:

Les Bisses du Torrent Neuf:

World VR Forum:


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