Kickstarter Webinar Next Wednesday, 10/2 at 6 p.m.

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Do you have a storytelling idea or project that could use some monetary support? Crowdfunding portals like Kickstarter are a way to get contributions from people who want to see your project happen. Just ask sophomore Luke Rafferty, who used Kickstarter in the spring to raise over $6,300 to launch The Timeless Artisans.

There’s a lot more to success than simply putting up a snappy pitch. You may be wondering: what kinds of pitch videos work best? How should you set up your rewards? How do you budget your campaign so that you can launch your site or service, and also deliver the rewards you promise?

Get answers to these questions and more in a webinar from Kickstarter’s Stephanie Pereira on Wednesday, October at 2 at 6 p.m. You’re invited to come to an in-person watching party with FREE PIZZA. Please RSVP to Dan Pacheco at if you plan to come so we can order enough food.

Can’t make it in person? You can also watch online from any computer via YouTube. Just RSVP through EventBrite for free and we’ll send you a link shortly before the event begins. If you’re attending from afar, please tweet your questions to @JournovationSU during the session. We’ll be monitoring our Twitter feed during that time and will pose as many questions as possible to Stephanie during the webinar.

Hope to see you there!

Professor Pacheco in the Press

Corazón del Barrio captures the importance of community engagement


  • Newhouse professor Daniel Pacheco and students from his virtual reality class visited La Casita Sept. 8 to film and photograph a group of dancers, led by Luz Encarnación. After a few hours, the students had taped enough footage to create a 3D virtual reality video...

CNN: Some of the most iconic 9/11 news coverage is lost. Blame Adobe Flash


  • Dan Pacheco, professor of practice and chair of journalism innovation at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, has experienced the issue firsthand. As an online producer for the Post's website in the late 1990s and later for America Online, some of the work he helped build has disappeared...

How Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is bringing augmented reality to your job


  • “I think we will be seeing two camps: Microsoft and a few startups like Meta2 and Vuzix on the business end, and Magic Leap and Apple (when Apple releases its rumored glasses) on the consumer end,” Dan Pacheco, a professor of journalism and chair in journalism innovation at Syracuse University’s S...

2016 Mirror Awards Ceremony - YouTube


  • Nonny de la Peña had this to say about Professor Pacheco after her acceptance of an I-3 Mirror Award.

    “Once the [Oculus] Facebook sale happened, $2 billion dollars, you’re not so nuts. But before that happened, a lot of people thought trying to do journalism in virtual reality was crazy...

Students, Faculty to Create Content for HoloLens Augmented Reality Headset


  • Prof. Dan Pacheco has been accepted into the HoloLens developer program and will work with Newhouse students and faculty to create content for the device. - Dan Pacheco


Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting - TechRepublic


  • Prof. Pacheco was interviewed by CBS Interactive's TechRepublic about using virtuality for journalism in the story: "Immersive journalism: What virtual reality means for the future of storytelling and empathy-casting." The piece also referenced Pacheco's Virtual Reality Storytelling course and included a link to a 360 video of the SU football team by class member and football player Eric Jackson...


  • Prof. Pacheco co-authored the primer on virtual reality in this report on The State of Virtual Reality in Journalism for Gannett and the Knight Foundation. - Dan Pacheco