The New Drone Rules: What Journalists Need to Know

New rules governing the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, come into effect on August 29. The changes, released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), make it easier for everyday journalists to incorporate drone footage into their work. But just because you can use a drone, doesn’t mean you should use a drone. CJR spoke with Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab, as well as Bill Allen and Rick Shaw of The Missouri Drone Journalism Program, to answer some basic questions about drone technology.


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