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VR News Videos from NY Times

The NY Times announced that they will be publisihing VR (360) news videos for Cardboard. They have just completed their second VR video. The Times will soon send all of their subscribers "Google Cardboard" to view these. There is another video scheduled for December and at least one more in 2016. This video, "The Displaced", tells the story of three children displaced by war and fighting and violence.

VR videos put the viewer in the environment of the film maker. You can turn around and view everything at the time the video was made. If stereo audio is available, then your eyes and ears register the scene as if you were there.

Jake Silverstein editor and chief of the NY Times Magazine was interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered by Ari Shapiro. The interview is available as audio and transcribed text at