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“There are still challenges, and we haven’t even talked about state and local laws that have been piling up while the FAA lumbered toward today. But the future of drones in journalism is much brighter today than it has ever been.”
An amendment would make newsrooms’ use of small drones legal in most circumstances, opening up a field that has been wrapped in red tape.
If you see a camera crashing from the heavens, chances are very good it wasn’t supposed to be there — journalistic intent or no journalistic intent.
They’re more permissive than some had expected: “Under this regulatory framework, every newsroom will have drones and people certified to fly them. They’ll just be part of the equipment.”
You might think the principal coder behind PolitiFact took naturally to math. You’d be wrong.
A new set of rules governing the use of small unmanned aerial vehicles for reporting is coming in the next few months. Here’s a preview.