The skies are changing: The FAA does a bunch of things to make the drone business grow up

The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy these last few weeks, promulgating a bunch of different rules that have some consequences — short-term and long-term — for us as drone journalists. Each of these changes taken alone is something small. Taken together, we’re seeing the ongoing codification of how drones interact with the National Airspace … Continued

RJI’s drone guru to help journalists capture better footage with online Poynter workshop

Journalists can learn how to shoot better footage and tell better stories with drones right from their offices with the help of a new online workshop series produced by Poynter and co-taught by Judd Slivka, RJI director of aerial journalism. The four-week “Flying Camera: Drone Photography skills” webinar series will teach participants how to pick … Continued

Judd Slivka named new RJI director of aerial journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism’s Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute has created a new program that will explore drones and other journalism opportunities in the sky. Judd Slivka, assistant professor of convergence journalism, has been named its first director of aerial journalism. “This new position will examine the different facets of this emerging area,” says … Continued