New Routledge Book on Drones by ViSmedia Researchers


Camera drones provide unique visual perspectives and add new dimensions to storytelling and accountability in journalism. Simultaneously, the rapidly expanding uses of drones as advanced sensor platforms raise new legislative, ethical and transparency issues.

 Photo: Aaron Burden, Unsplash

Photo: Aaron Burden, Unsplash

Responsible Drone Journalism investigates the opportunities and dilemmas of using drones for journalistic purposes in a global perspective. Drawing on a framework of responsible research and innovation (RRI), the book explores responsible drone journalism from multiple perspectives, including new cultures of learning, flying in lower airspace, drone education and concerns about autonomous agents and big data surveillance.

The book is edited by Astrid Gynnild and Turo Uskali, with contributions from David Goldberg, Deborah G. Johnson, Lars Nyre and Frode Guribye.

By widening the discussion of drone journalism, the book is ideal for journalism teachers and students, as well as politicians, lawmakers, drone developers and citizens with an interest in the responsible use of camera drones.

Sara Pedersen Stene