World Press Freedom Day: How top news organizations use drone journalism

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Journalists and news organizations love drones. They are affordable, easy to deploy, and much more versatile than traditional crewed helicopters. So, on World Press Freedom Day today, let’s take a quick look at some of the ways video reporters are leveraging drone journalism to gather news from a unique perspective.

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What is drone journalism? How are drones changing news reporting?

On World Press Freedom Day, here’s a quick lowdown on drone journalism interspersed with a brief history of aerial newsgathering and how drones are democratizing airborne reporting.

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Drone drops drugs and cellphones into Michigan prison

In May of this year, a drone made successful deliveries of contraband (cell phones and marijuana) to a prison in Michigan and the breach went undetected for nearly two months, according to State Police obtained by The Detroit News through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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