What can you expect from the world of drone journalism in 2018?Poynter’s Al Tompkins interviewed myself along with drone experts Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska Drone Journalism Lab and Mickey Osterreicher of the National Press Photographers Association to find out.
This was a big year for drones on a commercial scale. Journalists used drones to document the floods and destruction from hurricanes and the devastation that California wildfires left behind. Poynter itself taught 400 journalists how to fly in a workshop held in Nebraska.
But did the year live up to the hype and expectations? Should we be concerned about what 2018 has in store for drones? What can we expect next year?