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Journalism Students Are Learning To Operate Drones For…Journalism? (Although it's illegal)
Gizmodo ^ | February 24, 2013 | Lily Newman

Posted on 02/25/2013 12:08:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In an attempt to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, the journalism schools at the University of Missouri and University of Nebraska both offer classes on drone reporting, in spite of the fact that this practice is currently illegal for professional journalists.

Domestic drone regulations are changing quickly. For example the Missouri state government is currently considering a bill that would prohibit the use of drones for agricultural monitoring. Such practices are being championed by companies like Monsanto, which claim that using drones to collect data about crops would reduce operating costs. While drones offer clear advantages for field checks and reporting, a slippery slope of privacy concerns have largely sidelined their use thus far.

In the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln started in 2011, and the Missouri Drone Journalism Program at the University of Missouri started this year, students learn how to fly unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), collect video footage and photographs, interpret Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and grapple with ethical questions. Nebraska's program is a collaboration between the journalism school, Information Technology program, and radio station KBIA, the local NPR affiliate....

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: drones; journalism; msm; uavs

1 posted on 02/25/2013 12:09:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I guess people will have to start putting up some kind of net around and over their house. Lovely. Target practice won’t always help since some of these things are the size of insects.


2 posted on 02/25/2013 12:23:03 AM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Politicalmom

“...some of these things are the size of insects.”

Big flyswatter?


3 posted on 02/25/2013 1:39:02 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Resistance is futile. You’re now part of the collective.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 1:49:28 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: PastorBooks

12 gauge...birdshot...done.

Never think for a moment a ‘journalist’ doesn’t believe with all his heart his need to report is far more important than any laws or rights you may have.

Trust me. I worked with more than a few like that. Their mentality is by nature elitist and very few are functioning with any morality but their own. VERY few.

I note the British phone hack scandal as a prime example.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 2:01:52 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Most journalists these days are drones themselves.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 2:28:52 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How is something illegal for “professional journalists”, and not illegal for others?


7 posted on 02/25/2013 2:49:34 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Born to Conserve

A ‘professional journalist and likely English major wrote the article. That explains it. Probably minored in law and Wimminz studies.

The perfect storm for screwing up a simple article...


8 posted on 02/25/2013 3:03:34 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Journalism Students Are Learning To Operate Drones.
How far can a paper plane fly?.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 8:26:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Right now, today, you can buy a nice four rotor spy drone that is guided by your smart phone for $200.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 12:12:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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