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Drones can be a valuable asset to journalists and news organisations, helping them obtain different types of images and footage for their reporting. They can also act as an additional source for data, which can be captured alongside the visuals.

But they can also pose a number of risks to individuals, which is why regulatory bodies in countries such as the US and the UK have drafted laws and guidelines for flying drones.

In this article from Poynter, Will McDonald, digital producer at the Yakima Herald-Republic and a licensed remote pilot, explains how this process works in the US.

He outlines important aspects such as registering a drone, obtaining a license and getting a remote pilot certificate, as well as the main rules and restrictions for flying it. McDonald also includes some examples of his drone work for the Yakima Herald-Republic.

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