Poll: Should Journalists Use Drones?
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are all the rage in warfare these days. The U.S. sends them over countries where it would prefer not to send ground troops, and the military can fire missiles by remote control. But is there a place for UAVs in the media world? You can imagine journalists in war zones wanting to see what’s happening from afar, with the possibility of compelling drone footage or images. But where’s the line on privacy and do we really want paparazzi sending out drones to hover over celebrity and royal weddings in the future? Vote in our poll below about drones in journalism, and share your thoughts in the comment. Listen to our weekly podcast on drones (starting at the 7:30 mark) or read more from Katy Culver about the ethical dimension of drones in journalism.