2017 Will Be the Year of Drone Journalism

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Gannett CCO Joanne Lipman writes on Nieman Journalism Lab about how and why drone journalism will really take off in 2017.

She writes, "The real excitement will come when journalists let their creative juices flow. No doubt you’ll see drones deployed to bring immersive coverage of forest fires, police chases, hurricane destruction, tornado paths, and anything else human reporters can’t get to themselves. That’s a start. But true drone storytelling – like virtual reality storytelling – will develop its own idiom. The FAA regulations, along with licensing and training, are just the first step. Now comes the fun part: for journalists to let their imaginations roam free, to invent new ways to bring stories to life. That’s when we’ll truly get liftoff."

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