Man Still Fighting 40-year Sentence for Nonlethal Crime As 14-year-old
The real journalism story and virtual world machinima (video) about Christopher Thomas. This story and video were the keystone student products of an applied research project, Real Journalism in Virtual Worlds. The project also produced an award-winning research paper documenting how university students could use VR and virtual world tools with avatars to produce true news stories.
The Christopher Thomas Story - A Child: Abandoned, Deprived & Imprisoned
- The Story: A Robbery, Trial & Incarceration
- Christopher Thomas: The Animated Machinima Story
- Project Highlights
- About This Unique Student Project
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A project funded by the Online News Association (ONA) Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, with support from Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Rita Allen Foundation.