Drone Journalism: Cleared for Take-off

October 28, 2016

Now that the FAA has cleared drone journalism for take-off, reporters and photographers throughout the country are positioning themselves to take advantage of an entirely new storytelling tool, using unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) for newsgathering. Prior to the FAA’s enactment of rules for commercial drone use this summer, the agency had taken the position that all commercial use of drones was banned—and it considered journalism a commercial use. But while technology brings progress, it always brings questions and concerns, and drones are no exception.

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