Drone Training Initiative To Launch In Spring

The National Press Photographers Association, the Poynter Institute, Google News Lab, Drone Journalism Lab,and DJI have unveiled an innovative program to train journalists in using drones, or unmanned aerial systems, for their news coverage. The program, which features hands-on workshops and online teaching, is powered by the Google News Lab.

Free Manual From Drone Journalism Lab

In response to the FAA drone guidelines formally taking effect this past August, the Drone Journalism Lab decided to release its operations manual as an open source, Creative Commons-licensed document. The 23-page guidebook (found at dronejournalismlab.org) covers everything from how to conduct a preflight briefing to the ethical issues journalists should consider before flying a drone.