The Tulsa Voice: The new journalism

The Tulsa Voice: The new journalism

Dylan Roberts, Stephen’s business and creative partner at Freelance Society, stood in front of me, smiling. A Texan by birthright, Roberts recently moved to Tulsa and will be at the Tulsa Overground Film & Music Festival to show off the virtual reality (VR) technology behind his reporting techniques and give insight to the possibilities VR brings to the storytelling world. 

Frontier Profile: Dylan Roberts lives an amazing life that no one quite believes. But he has the videos to prove it.

The 27-year-old has traveled the world, started his own video production and 360 VR company, and had a mortar land on the hood of a military vehicle he was inside of in northern Iraq....

Is war reporting no longer viable? 'Welcome to Aleppo' film-maker on the battle to give a voice to the forgotten

Is war reporting no longer viable? 'Welcome to Aleppo' film-maker on the battle to give a voice to the forgotten

If journalism’s business model is so broken that it can’t find a way to get Christian Stephen to work then I really think we have a problem.

Tulsa-based Freelance Society making global impression with virtual-reality videos

Tulsa-based Freelance Society making global impression with virtual-reality videos

Dylan Roberts always has felt compelled to tell stories through a lens. And the more dangerous the venue, the better. He has been to places such as Iraq, Gaza and Somalia documenting the pitfalls of war and hostile conflict. In 2013, he and London’s Christian Stephen co-founded Freelance Society, a Tulsa-based company that provides multimedia and interactive photos, video and digital content in conflict zones.

Christian Stephen: Virtual Reality Pushing Journalism Frontiers

Christian Stephen: Virtual Reality Pushing Journalism Frontiers

Christian Stephen is behind the first-ever virtual reality film from a warzone ‘Welcome to Aleppo’, capturing a 360-degree-view from the most dangerous city in Syria. Christian is the Global Editor at RYOT, a digital news platform reporting worldwide. He has been documenting conflicts for the past 5 years in Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Central African Republic and many more. He has worked for various organizations, such as VICE, MSNBC, and Vocativ.

 

Huffington Post "Heartbreaking Video Shows How Nepal’s Children Still Struggle To Get To School One Year After Earthquakes"

Huffington Post "Heartbreaking Video Shows How Nepal’s Children Still Struggle To Get To School One Year After Earthquakes"

Two massive earthquakes ravaged Nepal within 17 days of each other last year, killing 9,000 people and demolishing at least half a million homes. The quakes also destroyed some 35,000 classrooms, leaving almost 1 million children without access to education.

CBS "A virtual look at reality for kids in quake-ravaged Nepal"

CBS "A virtual look at reality for kids in quake-ravaged Nepal"

LONDON-- To appreciate the scale of the emergency still facing Nepal's children a year after an earthquake shook the country to its core, you have to see it and hear it -- you have to feel it.