You think Chris Christie’s beach photos were great? Just wait until drone journalism really takes off – Poynter

You think Chris Christie’s beach photos were great? Just wait until drone journalism really takes off – Poynter

Mills’ photos give us the opportunity to think about how journalists can use photographs and videos taken from above — whether by helicopter, plane or drone — in really creative ways to break news and tell stories. How does shooting from above help the audience? How does it help tell a more nuanced story? And what kinds of stories can local newsrooms tell with these shots beyond tracking traffic, animals escaping, or the latest local fire?