Drones and Journalism explores the increased use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by the global media for researching and newsgathering purposes. Phil Chamberlains examines the technological development and capabilities of contemporary drone hardware, whilst also exploring the use of drones in investigative reporting, in the reporting of humanitarian crisis, and the use of this new technology in more mainstream media practices. The book also analyses the complex place of the media’s drone use in relation to international laws, as well as the ethical challenges and issues raised by the practice.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|10 pages

The origins of unmanned aerial vehicles

chapter 2|14 pages

Technology and industry come together

chapter 3|14 pages

Flying into the mainstream

chapter 4|14 pages

Covering crisis

chapter 5|17 pages

Investigations and activism

chapter 6|9 pages

Drones in the classroom

chapter 7|20 pages

Navigating ethics and regulations

chapter 8|9 pages

Over the horizon