Immersive narratives in web journalism. Between interfaces and virtual reality

Raquel Ritter Longhi


This article discusses the concept of immersion in web journalistic narratives, verifying this recent trend of content production in two objects of analysis: "The Displaced"of the New York and "6 X 9: a virtual experience of solitary confinement"of The Guardian. Furthermore, through a bibliographical research, it reflects on the conception of immersive narratives and on Virtual Reality (VR), the different types of content considered immersive in journalism and it analyzes the extent to which interfaces and VR visualization devices, such as glasses in Google Cardboards style, are able to provide an effective immersion in non-fiction narratives. 


immersive narratives; web journalism; interfaces; virtual reality

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