The New York Times To Produce And Publish Daily 360° Video, Made Possible With Technology From Samsung

The New York Times and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the launch of The Daily 360, a first-of-its-kind visual digital journalism project produced by The Times newsroom, that will deliver at least one 360° video every day, enabling viewers to see the news from all angles. Samsung is providing Gear 360 cameras and equipment to Times journalists around the world to use while reporting out in the field.

Starting Nov. 1, The Daily 360 will be published to Times platforms, including NYTimes.com and its mobile and VR apps, as well as to Samsung VR, the company's premium virtual reality content service. In addition, Samsung 837 is building an evergreen experience to feature Daily 360 content within its Explore with Galaxy area, where guests of 837 can immerse themselves in Times journalism.

The debut video takes viewers to Sana, Yemen to see the first-hand effects of the ongoing conflict there. The footage was shot by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks and Times Middle East correspondent Ben Hubbard.

"From Snowfall to The Upshot to The Displaced, the award-winning VR film that blazed the trail in VR journalism, The Times has been the leader in visual digital storytelling," said Dean Baquet, executive editor, The New York Times. "Whether The Times is on the campaign trail, the front lines of Aleppo, or in the front row at Fashion Week, The Daily 360 brings you there to bear witness with us."

The project will usher in a new era in journalism, as the first attempt at daily 360° immersive reporting from a major national publication. Times correspondents and photographers around the world will create The Daily 360 reports, which will be run by a team of VR leaders in The Times's New York newsroom. In the days before the presidential election, Times correspondents across the country will be filing footage from both the campaign trail and from locations where the biggest issues play out on the ground.

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