What an Idaho TV station is learning from flying a drone 5/9/17

By Jennifer Nelson, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

As the news crew at KTVB in Boise, Idaho, has learned, launching their drone for news coverage can draw a crowd. Executive News Director Kate Morris says this has been a good opportunity to educate the public about the opportunities the new technology offers journalists and assure folks of the TV station’s commitment to ethical journalism and safety. But crowds have also posed challenges. Morris says her team has learned that it’s best to have additional staff on hand to answer people’s questions so the drone operators can stay focused on the job at hand.


Drone journalism (part 1): What license do you need? 12/13/16

By Tim Schmitt, project manager, GateHouse Media

While it is becoming more common for journalists to use drone footage to enhance their coverage, there are still some notable rules and regulations you should know.

During a recent installment of the GateHouse Professional Development Series, attorneys Charles Tobin and Christine Walz from Holland & Knight, LLP, explained the process for newsrooms to get their drones flying.


360-degree drone video, and reporting via Yik Yak 11/10/15

By the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

This week we see how aerial drones are being fitted with 360-degree video cameras, and we learn how an anonymous social platform might help with news coverage.