We need more drones because we’re having more big disasters


With hurricane Sandy registering as the second costliest storm in American history, and climate scientists estimating that "megastorms" will become even more frequent in the future, disaster reporting will no doubt be essential in many newsrooms. But how will newsrooms meet that challenge?

In a recent post on MentalMunition.com, I argue that drones, which are especially adept at recording the scope of disasters, will become an essential part of the newsroom in the future.

"There will be more billion-dollar disasters, more lives lost, more power outages, and the public will need more information about how those disasters are affecting their communities."

Read the post at MentalMunition.com for more on this idea.

Posted on November 12, 2012 .