Virtual reality has become so popular to people involved in the news that it has given an invitation for people to see the action from a personal perspective. They get to feel the news reported from a personal view and they know what its like to be in the middle of the action.
An example of this is The wall by the Arizona project and the USA today network. This helps the reporters combine the important news story with the technology. They do this by documenting the process of a proposed border wall between the US and Mexico borders.
This has its benefits as it allows the people to see the future reality and the aspect of what it is like when the proposal comes to fruition. This gives people to have a chance to experience the potential realities despite not being there in real life.