CNN Gets FAA Clearance to Test Drones

Cable news net hopes to help define drone journalism rules Deborah D. McAdams WASHINGTON and ATLANTA—CNN said federal regulators have cleared it to test newsgathering with drones. According to the cable news network, it entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles—colloquially known as “drones”—into […]

Navigate a drone too close to a stadium, go to jail

FAA prohibits pilots from flying under 3,000 feet and within three miles of stadiums. by David Kravets Pilots of drones or model aircraft could be fined or jailed for up to a year if they navigate near automobile racetracks or big sporting stadiums, the Federal Aviation Administration announced. The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) No. FDC […]


BY CATHERINE PAYNE, NAA CONTENT PRODUCER Drones are generating buzz, but drone journalism in the USA remains grounded – at least for now. “It is a really weird and shifting landscape, especially for media organizations,” says Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. […]