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Bob Sacha Wins Grant to Teach Immersive Storytelling

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
Bob Sacha

Community and Ethnic Media Journalism 360 led by Tow Professor of Visual Journalism Bob Sacha was among the 11 winning ideas in the Journalism 360 Challenge for immersive storytelling.

The Knight Foundation, along with partners Google News Lab and the Online News Association, launched the initiative in March 2017 to advance the use of virtual reality and other immersive storytelling approaches in the field of journalism.

Community and Ethnic Media Journalism 360 will receive $27,000 in funding. The project’s goal is to make immersive storytelling more accessible to community and ethnic media through a program that provides hands-on training and access to equipment. Sacha, along with 2014 alum Matt MacVey and CCEM, also aim to produce a “how to” guide for others on using immersive storytelling to cover local happenings, such as festivals.

“I’m honored that our school’s proposal was chosen from 800 entires. I’m excited to bring immersive storytelling to community and ethnic media far and wide,” Sacha said.