Drones for Journalism

Think drones are a distant future tech? Think again. The technology behind small autonomous aerial vehicles is advancing so fast and coming down in price so quickly that an entire group of DIYers now can program planes to fly routes all by themselves. Congress will open the skies to drones by 2015 and industries from agronomy to law enforcement to golf course managers are taking notice. The possibilities for journalism via drones are huge. But plentiful drones open all kinds of ethical and legal questions for journalists. This panel will cover the tech, the reality of what journalists can or will be able to do with a drone and what this all means for privacy, ethics and the law.


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