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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:42 AM

Drones... the future of journalism?!?!

Rupert Murdoch lost his News of the World "news"paper over phone hacking. Tampering with an individual's personal phone in order to get the story, in the UK, is not condoned. But what if the surveillance equipment wasn't the personal property of the target? It appears that in the US, our journalism schools are now teaching students how to conduct surveillance via drones.

http://www.fastcompany.com/1835533/why-flying-drones-are-the-future-of-journalism

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. If everone's using drones, there are going to be aerial traffic jams

and collisions.
This could get interesting.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. Then there will need to be legislation or regulation in order to limit access

to the sky. It will be interesting. We're entering a total surveillance state.

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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. But what about flying model plane buffs?

I wonder if they will be outlawed too.

If model planes are outlawed, only outlaws will have model planes

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:19 PM

9. LMAO... There's always going to be that ONE ne'er-do-well who

refuses to give up his contraband model plane.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:14 AM

3. Why not? The presstitutes already are stenographers for Uncle Sam.

Journalism via press release. Why not go whole hog, so to speak?

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:26 PM

5. Before helicopters, news organizations didn't do much flying

 

Now they do. The same thing will happen as drone technology advances. it will become cost-effective for news organizations to ditch their choppers and rely on cheaper, unmanned aircraft.

It will probably actually the paparazzi who take advantage of this first, since their budgets are smaller to begin with and they rely more on stalking and surreptitious observation. Expect unmanned aircraft at the next J-Lo wedding.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:28 PM

6. Didn't Spider Jerusalem's world have something like that?

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:29 PM

7. Well for back country wild land fires

I can see some potential, especially if it's shared with your fire department.

Downside, at times you get to physically get there to talk to people.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 03:04 PM

8. Paparazzi must be salivating. nt

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Response to raouldukelives (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:21 PM

10. I wonder how small they can make these drones, and how

good microphones will be getting.

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