Assignment 4- Edwards

Drones are already woven into the TV news industry. My understanding is that drones are utilized more at the network/ national level. In the future, however, I imagine there will be much more activity in local news. I can also imagine that being drone pilot certified may start popping up in the ‘preferred qualifications’ section on MMJ and videographer job postings. After our session with Thom McLean, however, it does worry me that local news stations may push harder to use them in live breaking news coverage in the future. Thom was very clear about the dangers that come with flying a drone, and I worry about the pressure reporters will potentially have to use them on as many stories possible. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens!