Regulatory gaps keep commercial drone journalism grounded. But what about grassroots development?

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This time delay might not be such a bad thing, as it gives the journalism community time to codify ethics, codes and practices, so that everything runs much smoother when commercial regulations are established and drone journalism goes "prime time."

Aldan White, journalist and director of the Ethical Journalism Network, believes that getting drone journalists to abide by a code of conduct "May be wishful thinking," but also writes "there is time for ethical reflection."

Posted on October 31, 2012 .