The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Here: What Does It Mean for Journalists?

In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any newsroom in the United States. That’s not to say it will be easy, but it will be legally possible in ways that it has never been before.

Today, the FAA released Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, which encompasses the new rules covering Unmanned Aerial Systems or drones or flying robots or whatever you want to call them. You can read all 600+ pages of it here or you can opt for the summary here.

For journalists, this breaks down into three categories: Who, What, and Where.

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