Immersive storytelling is the future for drone journalism

Despite highly-restrictive regulations, recent innovations point to a future where drones can provide the images and data to make "immersion journalism" possible. However, drone expertise will become less of a specialty, and more of an integral part of the digital journalist's toolbox.

Drone journalism innovator: drone ban in Kenya hampers social good

In a place where news crews had been risking equipment and lives attempting to cover floods, Dickens Olewe's African skyCAM deployed drones to reduce the risk to reporters. Despite Olewe's progress in the field, on January 15, the Kenyan government instituted a general ban on private drone use.