Virtual Reality & Journalism Symposium

  • ParticipantsOpen or Close

    Nov. 14-Nov 18, 2016

    School of Communication and Journalism Department

    Hong Kong Baptist University

    Leo Cheng, Photo Director of Apple Daily Hong Kong


    Thomas Di Fonzo, Head of the Asia video team at The Wall Street Journal


    KC Lai, Founder of iZugar Studio


    Robert Padavick, Director of VR and 360-degree video for the USA TODAY NETWORK


    Ziv Schneider, Multidisciplinary artist and designer, New York University adjunct professor, research fellow with The Economist Media Lab.


  • ScheduleOpen or Close
    Robert Padavick
    Time: 9:30am-11:20am
    Venue: CVA 517
    Using virtual reality effectively in the newsroom
    Ziv Schneider
    Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
    Venue: AAB 611
    Creating The Economist’s first VR story: RecoVR: Mosul
    VR Production Workshop
    Robert Padavick and KC Lai
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    *Registration required at Workshop to be held in CVA
    Ziv Schneider
    Time: 11am-12:30pm
    Venue: CVA203
    Techniques in immersive non-fiction storytelling
    Time: 11am-1:00pm
    Venue: CVA 1022
    Virtual Reality & Digital Storytelling
    Group presentation and panel discussion
    Leo Cheng, Robert Padavick, KC Lai, Ziv Schneider, Thomas Di Fonzo
    *The first 50 students will receive a free Google Cardboard VR Headset
    Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
    VR Open Demo Room
    Venue: CVA 1022
    All students are invited to drop in at any time during this period to try out different VR technology and experience VR stories first hand. This is a chance for you to immerse yourself in VR.
    *Some students will receive a free Google Cardboard VR Headset
    Production Workshop Viewing Party
    Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
    Venue: CVA 1022
    Students participating in Wednesday's production workshop will present their VR videos. Open to all.

  • About SRIROpen or Close

    Funded by Lam Woo Foundation Limited, Lam Woo Foundation Senior Reporters-in-Residence Scheme was launch in 2013. The Department invites at least two seasoned journalists from local and overseas to join us on campus for two to three weeks. They give lectures, lead small group discussions, do demonstrations and share their experiences.

    In this way students can learn more about the latest developments in the news industry. At the same time, media practitioners can be inspired through the contacts with a group of future journalists.

  • ContactOpen or Close


    Institute for Journalism and Society

    School of Communication

    Tel: 3411 5078