CNN and Georgia Tech are teaming up to explore using drones for news coverage

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Drones could cover certain stories for media outlets much more effectively than humans.

Drones are useful in multiple ways: from delivering packages to acting as lifeguards to being spies for the military to providing Internet coverage. Now media outlets are looking at the use of drones for their reporting, especially since drones can get into areas that people, or helicopters, cannot. This summer, CNN and Georgia tech are teaming up to research the usage of drones for news coverage.

 

 

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“If the News is That Important, It Will Find Me”

“If the News is That Important, It Will Find Me” newsroom

The NY Times has an article about how a younger generation of news readers now focus on sharing the news, rather than just consuming it. Mathew Ingram highlights the key sentence in the article, from a college student: “If the news is that important, it will find me.” Very few mainstream publications have grasped that concept, even if some folks have been saying the same thing for years.

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