May 23, 2022

Series of Newspaper Articles About Farming Includes Oculus Rift Virtutal Reality Farm Feature

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A new five-part series from The Des Moines Register, “Harvest of Change: Iowa farm families confront a nation in transition” includes an option to view an “immersive virtual reality farm that addresses the issues reshaping rural America.”

The Register refers to this series as a “first-of-its kind explanatory journalism project”.

The newspapers worked with Gannett Digital to create the VR tour.

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