USA Today Network Unveils Special VR Project on Border Wall
The USA Today Network has unveiled an ambitious project to document the border wall with Mexico. It collaborated with local newsrooms in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to produce a mix of virtual reality experiences, aerial and 360 videos, interactive maps, documentary reports, photos, podcasts and articles.
The project, called “The Wall,” was created using drones and LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology.
Over 30 reporters, videographers and photographers participated in the project, which took nearly a year. Local papers, such as The Arizona Republic, The Desert Sun and the El Paso Times led the reporting on the feature, partnering with USA Today reporters.