Watching the Watchmen: Drone Journalism Ethics

Mar 13, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Capturing and recording data is easy with today’s advanced and powerful cameras. Paired with drone technology, the ability to gather information and data from more – and sometimes private – locations is easier than ever before. With this access to previously unexplored locations, when does journalism run the risk of going beyond ethical storytelling and crossing a reasonable expectation of privacy? When does reporting become surveillance, and how is privacy distinguished from public interest? Join the founder of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists, a journalism professor focusing on digital news ethics and a leading media attorney for a conversation on the importance of establishing and upholding ethics for drone use in today’s newsrooms.

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Kathleen Culver

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Alison Schary

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Matthew Schroyer

MentalMunition LLC

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