Satellite imagery can be an excellent resource for journalists, but can also be a daunting undertaking for any reporter to approach.

However, Anusuya Datta, executive editor, Geospatial Media & Communications, is on hand to help you get started with her beginners guide to satellite journalism.

“Satellites are opening up new frontiers in journalism by providing reporters with a ‘birds eye view’ of things and the availability of incontrovertible data and precise information,” writes Satt, noting that there is no photoshop-cure to poor resolution images.

For inspiration, check out this reporting from the BBC, who used satellite imagery as part of an investigation into China’s hidden camps.

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