Drones can be a helpful tool when covering breaking news stories – they can film from difficult-to-reach places at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods like helicopters. But how can journalists use this technology to tell better stories?
In this article from from IJNet, Irene Wangui, an Africa program consultant at the International Center for Journalists, gives readers an insight into the latest workshop from Code for Africa on drone journalism in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Mentors at the organisation explain why you should plan ahead, get a good fixer, invest in drone capabilities beyond aerial imagery, and take photos on the ground to supplement the drone images.
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