Columbia Journalism Review on Drones and Journalism

http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/eye_in_the_sky.php?page=all

Great article on the controversy surrounding drones as a tool for journalism. It mentions the man who flew a drone around the Harlem building collapse, and backlash he got from the New York City Drone Users Group:

“Like many other professional and citizen journalists, I had come to document a significant event in our city,” Wilson later wrote on LinkedIn. However, members of The New York City Drone User Group, a self-described “group of amateur and professional drone users,” were infuriated by Wilson’s flyover and debated it that night on a Google Hangout call. To them, it seemed an irresponsible, attention-seeking gesture at a time when discretion was better advised. As someone wrote in a group-wide email: “Put simply, please don’t be that guy (or girl).”

 

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