Across its operation, CNN will always investigate how new technologies can be used to tell stories, Hashimoto explains.
(Even if it doesn’t always work out, like CNN’s short-lived, citizen journalist targetted Google Glass app iReport.)
“We are investing in VR, it's just a new form of storytelling, so that makes sense to us. We will keep our finger on where AR is going, there are some really compelling use cases for news in an AR world,” Hashimoto says.
“At times like this when news becomes more essential to peoples' lives, which it clearly is, that just underscores everything we're about, and why it's important to stay very aggressive on that front. We will continue to be on the edge of these things, as we should be. People expect us to be – we always have been.”
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