Monday, March 25, 2013

Why All Reporters (Not Just J-School Students) Should Learn to Fly Drones

A reconnaissance drone airborne on March 19, 2013 in Weisswasser, Germany  

These days the future of journalism may look cloudy. But one thing about the future of the business is clear, according to ABC News. It will be full of drones.

“In fact, the emergence of drone journalism is expected to become such a mainstay of the media industry in the next few years that undergraduate journalism students at the University of Missouri Journalism School, in Columbia, Mo., are now taking courses on how to use drones to report stories,” ABC News reported March 22.

“The project’s goal is to use drones to gather images that will enhance news stories and, potentially, to generate stories,” reports the website for the University of Missouri.

For the rest of the story: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-25/why-all-reporters-not-just-j-school-students-should-learn-to-fly-drones#r=rss

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