Welcome to the Home of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists (PSDJ).

 

Established in 2011, PSJD is the first international organization dedicated to establishing the ethical, educational and technological framework for the emerging field of drone journalism. We develop small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for journalists, and explore best practices to deploy them for a variety of reporting needs, including investigative, disaster, weather, sports, and environmental journalism.

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Learn.

 

Get a high-altitude overview with our news blog. Tap into our resources to learn more about the nuts-and-bolts operation of drones with our developer's blog. Or, review our code of ethics to get an understanding of our founding principles. 

 

Meet. 

Get to know more than 300 people, in more than 35 countries who have joined the PSDJ at DroneJournalism.org. There is at least one member in each continent of the globe, except Antarctica.

 

Share.

Exchange ideas and innovations in our drone journalism Google Group. Or, get a question answered by an expert in the field. 

 

Join. 

If you have an interest in drones and unmanned aircraft, a passion for journalism, and are willing to abide by our ethical code, we are interested in adding you to our organization. Fill out an application online. 

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News
PSDJ offers House of Lords evidence supporting fair regulations for RPAS operators

Officers of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists submitted evidence to the House of Lords, advocating regulations that encourage safe and responsible RPAS operations while still keeping the sky open and accessible for journalists.

FAA exemptions require licensed pilots, "sterile" sets for commercial UAS use

With a number of strict requirements, for the first time in the United States, film companies will be authorized to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.

Campaign promotes responsible drone use through high-visibility vests

The Professional Society of Drone Journalists announces a crowd-funding campaign to help sustain DroneJournalism.org by offering branded, hi-visibility vests to drone operators.

Q&A with the photographer who explored Chernobyl with a drone

Grossman is perhaps the only person to fly a drone inside one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world.

PSDJ now listed as resource on CASA website

Anyone can visit the CASA website and study up on the history of RPAS, the current RPAS regulations, and also learn how to become a certified commercial RPAS operator.


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