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Zillah Watson has led the editorial development of virtual reality experimentation at the BBC, with a focus on news. She is the author of VR for News: The New Reality, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism ( A former current affairs producer and head of editorial standards for BBC Radio 4, she has worked in BBC Research & Development for the last four years to understand the future of content, and online curation. She was executive producer of ground-breaking 360 VR films including Inside the Large Hadron Collider 360, The Resistance of Honey, and Fire Rescue 360, all of which have been featured at international film festivals. She produced the first 360 BBC report from the Calais migrant camp in June 2015, and the first newsgathering 360 report with Matthew Price in the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks in November 2015. She was executive producer of the award-winning interactive CGI VR productions The Turning Forest and We Wait.