The PyeongChang Winter Olympics offered an opportunity for South Korea to present itself to the world and also served as an important platform for public diplomacy, given the regional instability. The Olympics' role in...KEEP READING
CPD 360 Content Published by National Media Outlets
On February 16, National Public Radio (NPR) published an immersive "360-degree look" at scenes from the 2018 Winter Olympics, produced by the CPD 360 + JOVRNALISM storytelling team that traveled to South Korea to capture unique moments highlighting sports diplomacy.
This piece was the first of several immersive stories from the 2018 Winter Olympics that the team will release. Subsequent coverage has included the publication by NBC of our immersive postcards from South Korea and USA Today's use of our footage on the country's food diplomacy on February 23.
The VR production trip to Korea represents a continuation of CPD's ongoing work on sports diplomacy. A February 8 story that appeared in USC News outlines this project and how it fits into other USC Annenberg programs such as [email protected]
CPD 360 is our initiative exploring the potential opportunities that virtual reality (VR) immersive storytelling technology present for the future of public diplomacy.
This project is made possible in part by the Korea Foundation. Read more about the grant here.
Photo: Billy Bjork (USC School of Cinematic Arts, B.A. '19, Media Arts & Practice)