Tom’s Hardware News Director Seth Colaner speaks about augmented reality tools that newsrooms can use to present their content to news consumers.


To demonstrate how a newsroom might use AR, I experimented with Zapworks, the web tool that Mr. Colaner speaks about in the video.

Rather than writing an article on the True/False Film Fest -- with contributed and live visuals a newsroom might produce -- I built an AR experience with posters, videos and photos from the past 14 years of the festival.

I created window clings with the AR codes and posted them throughout the festival. Fest-goers were invited to download and use Zappar, the Zapworks app, to scan the AR codes to see content from a specific year of the festival.

Download Zappar and scan one of the AR codes below to see what fest-goers saw. 




Next month we tackle how to build a basic fact checker for your news site. We’ll show you how to build it, and discuss why they’re becoming increasingly relevant to news organizations in the current climate.

Kat Duncan  
Interim Director of Innovation


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