Ryot

☀☀ Ryot is a virtual reality app that presents news stories and short documentary videos by partnering with news organizations, such as the Associated Press and charities such as Save the Children. The films are short and varied, from the refugee crisis in Greece to the Iowa caucus. The app is easy to navigate and can conveniently be used with or without virtual reality gear. But when using VR glasses, the video quality seemed distorted and (to me) nauseating. Without any sound and only a short introductory description, viewers miss critical context, lessening the potential impact of the stories, not good for journalists who want to learn about virtual reality as a storytelling tool.  — Lauren Hornberger