Whether at The Guardian, Al Jazeera, or the New York Times, the embrace of documentary forms by journalism has been a remarkable recent development. This panel will explore this turn, teasing out what short documentaries, interactive formats and now virtual reality offer the digital newsroom. It will look at the collaborations central to these developments and ask what commissioning opportunities arise for documentary makers in these contexts.

#Hacked: Syria's Electronic Armies created by Julianna Ruhfus is part of Alternate Realities: Interactive Exhibition at the festival.