The Media Toolkit: Drones and Data Journalism

Manager of UAS Ops Consulting at Skyward

In the media and news industry, the decision whether to use drones is often couched in economic and logistical terms. Yes, drones save money compared to helicopters when it comes to aerial photography, and they are more easily deployed in the field.

What these conversations often overlook are the ways in which drones can actually augment and expand the possibilities for journalists to gather data and tell stories. Adding more functionality to a newsroom is a benefit that should be weighed along with the financial concerns. Continue reading →