Jackson County Lawmakers On Fixing The Jail, And How Journalism Can Use Virtual Reality

Aug 14, 2017

Journalists should take advantage of the immersive nature of virtual reality, says Robert Hernandez, journalism professor at the University of Southern California.
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Tensions over the Jackson County jail continue to mount. Attorneys for former inmates filed a class-action lawsuit last week that would force authorities to address the detention center's dangerous, dirty conditions. Today, we speak with two Jackson County legislators about what they'd do to improve the facility. Then, we kick off a week full of conversation with presenters from this year's TEDxKC. First up, Robert Hernandez teaches us how new technology is helping journalists tell more immersive stories in completely new mediums.

Robert Hernandez will speak about the intersection of technology and journalism at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 14. Seats are sold out, but watch party tickets and live streaming are available at TEDxKC.org.