Journalism 360 is an initiative to help journalists experiment with immersive storytelling through events, training, grants, Medium posts and Google Hangouts. The effort aims to connect journalists and build a community around 360 video and augmented and virtual reality for news.
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* Journalism 360 is a partnership among Google News Lab, Knight Foundation and the Online News Association launched in September 2016.
* The project will use a fund of $500,000 to award grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 for innovative projects. The grants will be announced in March, according to Erica Anderson, Google News Lab program manager.
* A collection of posts — on everything from lessons in VR, how to choose a 360 camera, a virtual reality glossary and so on — can be found on the Journalism 360 Medium page.