Nonny de la Peña

Nonny de la Peña, is pioneering immersive journalism, a novel form of news utilizing virtual reality gaming platforms to put audiences “on-scene” and into stories. An AP-Google Technology and Journalism scholar, her recent project Hunger in Los Angeles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and led Fast Company to name her“One of the 13 People Who Made the World More Creative.” Other projects include the MacArthur-funded Gone Gitmo, a virtual Guantanamo Bay Prison; Cap & Trade, a carbon markets investigation built with Frontline World and CIR; Ipsress, on detainees held in stress positions; and Three Generations, a newsgame about the California eugenics movement showcased at Games For Change. Currently an Annenberg Fellow in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and Harvard University graduate, her twenty years of journalism and documentary experience includes writing for Newsweek Magazine, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and her award-winning films have screened around the globe.