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What is Spatial Journalism?


Traditional media companies, which have lost their popularity after the spread of social media, use new techniques to return to their old days. Companies that want to draw their readers to the news about an event, the moon walk or a forested area are laying the foundations of a new generation of journalism. Let us take a closer look at one of these studies, spatial journalism and its applications.

Nowadays, it reaches readers through internet sites rather than newspapers. traditional media companiesuses different ways to attract readers' attention, but we cannot say that the techniques applied to date have given the expected effect. Some companies that have taken the first steps of new generation journalism continue to look for new ways to keep their readers alive.

As a result of the search for new methods spatial journalism concept offers the latest technology to the use of traditional media. Artificial intelligence and virtual reality as well as spatial journalism that will take readers to the scene, sometimes to the depths of space and sometimes to a forest, using 3D visuals and videos may give a new shape to this industry in the future.

Spatial journalism removes borders:

51st raid

51. You may wonder how the above photo taken near the region is relevant, but we use this image to give a concrete example. Photographs can provide support to tell an event, but videos offer an opportunity to tell the story in more detail than photographs do. We recently saw a group of people trying to raid the 51st district after a Facebook event. The photo above was taken at that time but what happened there, who was around does not give much idea about.

Spatial journalism, on the other hand, eliminates technical boundaries and beams readers to the scene. With the development of technology, it becomes available holograms, virtual reality videos and 3D visuals, as the elements that strengthen the hand of spatial journalism.

If spatial journalism becomes widespread, you can go to a war zone using virtual reality videos, wander country by country on a map, or explore a planet explored in depth in space.

'Human memory is very sensitive to places'

Moon Walk with Einstein

Joshua Foer Moon Walk with Einstein To store an event, a person, or an information in memory according to the statements in space knowledge is of great importance. For example, imagine that you are going to a dinner with a crowded group. You probably won't remember the names of many people you met there at the end of the evening, but even after a week you can roughly sort the features of the place you go to and even draw. Spatial journalism, which focuses on this feature of memory, seems to have made an important point in this sense.

Of course, producing the aforementioned content requires considerable effort and time. Media organizations that work to overcome this disadvantage find the solution to prepare some of the news by means of spatial journalism. The New York Times Mars mission prepared with virtual reality as an example.

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Google, Apple, Facebook Investments and applications of technology giant companies such as virtual and augmented reality are key to the spread of spatial journalism. Even though virtual and augmented reality are used today, it seems to be an interesting process to spread it in traditional media. Together we will see how many years this transition will take.

Source :
https://venturebeat.com/2019/11/10/ar-and-vr-will-make-spatial-journalism-the-future-of-reporting/