St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photojournalist Chris Lee uses 360 Panorama technique to help document unrest in Ferguson

Chris Lee Panorama of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist Chris Lee used the 360 Panorama app to document this moment in Ferguson, Missouri.

Journalism students and instructors are always hearing about apps and tools they should use for covering events. Sometimes, it’s tough to find these tools¬†used effectively in actual reporting. We’ve actually posted before about St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Chris Lee’s use of the 360 panoramas. It was a post in 2013 about his use of them at the St. Louis Cardinals spring training in Florida.

I thought Lee’s use of it last week for breaking news during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, was a great example share with staffs. Lee stood between police and demonstrators and documented the moment, allowing the viewer to feel as if they were standing there too between the two lines.

You can check out the 360 panorama here on Police block West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson

A collection of St.Louis Post-Dispatch panoramas can be found here.





Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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