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Transparency Series Seminar – Drone Photography
October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
As with Virtual Reality, drone journalism offers opportunities in data collection and visual representation afforded by few other technologies that are within the grasp of a typical newsroom. Drones, or unmanned aerial systems, provide a perspective that is truly unique. It seems to be good for providing a sense of scale (moving from the ground to a significant vantage point above some event or phenomenon). Drones can provide access to regions that are otherwise impossible to film. The artful, informative deployment of drone photography and its role in journalism is the subject of this Transparency Series event.
On Friday, we will explore the various uses of drones as a means for reporting, as well as the legal/ethical concerns associated with the medium. We are delighted to announce that the seminar will be led by Missy Cummings, Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University.