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Dot Complicated: September 12, 2018

Host Randi Zuckerberg is joined by Veda Shastri (Producer, Immersive Storytelling, The New York Times) and Zahra Rasool (Editorial Lead, Contrast, Al Jazeera Digital) on the Wednesday, September 12, 2018 edition of Dot Complicated.

Air Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

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Zahra Rasool

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Zahra Rasool

Veda Shastri

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Veda Shastri

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Veda Shastri

Producer, Immersive Storytelling, The New York Times

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Veda Shastri is a documentary filmmaker and immersive journalist.

She is currently an immersive storytelling producer at The New York Times. She produces both short form 360 video news stories as well as NYTVR (New York Times Virtual Reality) documentaries. She was previously the International producer of The Daily 360 at the Times, producing over 100 stories from around the world, including the series “Genocide’s Legacy,” coverage of the Rohingya refugees, and an interactive from inside Fukushima, Japan.

Prior to joining the Times, Veda co-produced the VR documentary, “Return to Chernobyl” for PBS Frontline. She worked as a news producer at CNN-IBN, a television news channel headquartered in New Delhi, for 5 years.

Veda is the director of the documentary short, “Ladies Only,” and has an MA from New York University’s Journalism and Documentary Film program, and a BA in Anthropology from Tufts University.
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Zahra Rasool

Editorial Lead, Contrast, Al Jazeera Digital

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Zahra Rasool is the Editorial Lead for Contrast — Al Jazeera’s immersive media studio where she focuses on the production of compelling 360-degree video, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content. Before joining Al Jazeera, she was the Managing Editor of HuffPost RYOT where she was responsible for RYOT’s editorial strategy, managing the content team and combining journalistic storytelling with VR and 360-degree technology and in 2015, she founded her own startup Gistory.

Her background is in documentary filmmaking and she is very passionate about new emerging platforms and immersive storytelling in shaping the future of the media.
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