Drone Journalism

Drone journalism is a form of journalism that relies on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial systems, to capture content and data for journalistic purposes. Individuals who may or may not identify as professional journalists either remotely pilot or program UAVs such as quadcopters and hexacopters to fly in particular patterns, collecting video, sound, and other data that are then used in news stories. Although drone journalism can be traced back to the mid-1800s with the use of cameras attached to kits and balloons, the practice gained widespread popularity around 2013 when citizens began using inexpensive UAVs to capture footage not regularly available to news broadcasters. This included aerial views of wildfires and the devastation left behind by tsunamis and volcanic ...

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