If you’ve looked into implementing drones as a newsgathering tool, you’ve probably seen some of the innovative ways that drones can support broadcast operations. If you haven’t heard about the great results they can bring, start with these five stories from The New York Times—major journalistic features that used drones to tell spectacular stories in remote, sensitive, or inaccessible areas.
But what sets drones apart as a unique journalistic tool? After all, many aerial shots could be obtained with a helicopter, though with a much higher price tag. What stories can drones tell that are dangerous or impossible for either ground crews or helicopters to capture? Continue reading →