In his third floor office at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, Professor Matt Waite showed off his latest gadget.
As he picked up a remote resembling a controller for a video game, Waite said “What this thing will teach you, beyond humility, is to keep nice and steady and stable.”
This thing is an unmanned aerial vehicle, also called a UAV or drone. (...)
Waite said giving journalists the ability to deploy drones at a moment’s notice will lead to the future of journalism.
According to Waite, drones will allow better coverage of all types of stories, from severe weather coverage to county fairs. He cautioned, though, you shouldn’t plan on seeing your local news station flying drones around your area just yet.
By Ryan Robertson, NET News
10 Jan 2013