Excellence in Immersive Storytelling

This award honors exceptional efforts in telling stories through digitally focused immersive media: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, 360 video, or other emerging media. Judges will consider the journalism behind an immersive project, overall production quality, and innovative use of storytelling techniques. Judges also will give special attention to the handling of ethical considerations for immersive works and successful audience engagement efforts on digital and mobile platforms. A cash prize of $5,000 for this award is sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Journalism 360.