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This collaboratory addressed the dual issues of a disjointed Los Angeles and a declining local press by working in partnership with the L.A. Times to create a mobile app for delivering immersive journalism. Students in this collaboratory explored ways to tell newsrooms stories using augmented reality, focusing, in particular, on large-scale environmental reports (e.g. stories about floods, hurricanes or fires) that when read, are often hard to visualize. In designing the mobile app, students experimented with, and prototyped, a method for using augmented reality as a way to move a user through a news event, or series of events, as if they were experiencing it in real-time.