Bizarre Virtual Newsroom Explores “Second Life Journalism”

Apr 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

This documentary, Virtual Journalism: Inside the Virtual Newsroom of the American University in Cairo, explores the use of virtual worlds for journalism.

The documentary is part of a project between Dancing Ink Productions and the American University in Cairo exploring how virtual worlds can be used to augment journalistic goals globally, cut costs and enhance the interview process by providing access to often hard-to-reach subjects.

The project is directed by veteran American journalist and long-time Middle East correspondent Lawrence Pintak, head of the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Research and Training at the American University in Cairo.

Details here.

What do you think: Is “virtual journalism” the future of news – or just a gimmick?

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  1. arjun says:

    What are these guys thinking?

    This is really annoying to watch. Second Life is a fad that’s over!

  2. msbpodcast says:

    Ooookay. That was really annoying.

    Second Life has a place but that’s not it.

    It won’t become compelling here until the US catches up to South Korea in broadband speed and the display tech used gets up to 1080p.

  3. PHW says:

    Anyone who says Second Life is a fad or is over is just uninformed, plain and simple. And display is already @ 1080p if you have the right monitor and cpu. OK – now that the ignorance of the above comments has been pointed out – I don’t see the “annoying” factor in this at all. As a matter of fact it shows the perfect use for Virtual Worlds and SL in particular. An average person could only go face to face with Bush’s Foreign policy czar in SecondLife or a comparable VW.

  4. this game is one of the best pc games I have playd so far. It is because of the cool visual effects. But unfortunaly nothing beats CoD MW 2 on playstation, so I am returning to the now ^^ In some days my brother will borrow me this game once more, so maybe I will return to my pc then 🙂

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