We're partnering with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation for this seminar on drone photography, a part of their Transparency Series. Featuring Duke University's Missy Cummings, we'll explore the artful, informative deployment of drone photography and its role in journalism.
As with Virtual Reality, drone journalism offers opportunities in data collection and visual representation afforded by few other technologies that are within the grasp of a typical newsroom. Drones, or unmanned aerial systems, provide a perspective that is truly unique. Drones seem to be good for providing a sense of scale (moving from the ground to a significant vantage point above some event or phenomenon), and they can provide access to regions that are otherwise impossible to film. Join us as we consider the various uses of drones as a means for reporting, as well as the legal and ethical concerns associated with the medium.