Matt MacVey

  1. Academic Program Specialist, Emerging Tech AR/VR Lab

Matthew MacVey is the academic program specialist for the emerging tech lab at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. In that role, he develops workshops to explore new storytelling tools and connects media-makers, journalism students, and media organizations working with new technology.

His project interests include 360-video storytelling, augmented reality, virtual reality, community news, digital equity, innovation and business models for news, and frameworks for interdisciplinary teaching.

He has taught –often with a great group of collaborators — augmented reality and virtual reality storytelling workshops at WAN-IFRA, Civic Hall, Brown Institute at Columbia, PBS Student Reporting Labs, Reelworks, and the Allied Media Conference.

Previously, he worked as the education coordinator for the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and as a production assistant for interactive and video projects in the exhibitions department of the American Museum of Natural History.

In addition to an M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism from CUNY in 2016, MacVey has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Wooster in Ohio.