Posted 12/27/2018 18:21 (#7199938) Subject: Until now, Reuters has used drones only on rare occasions
NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - When Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson headed to Greenland in June, he traveled with a heavy, oversized rolling bag containing a crucial piece of equipment to document climate change.
Jackson, one of a handful of Reuters photographers licensed to operate a drone, spent seven rainy days camped alongside Greenland's Helheim glacier, near the small seaside village of Tasiilaq.
Using an Inspire 1 Pro drone, Jackson captured more than 700 gigabytes of footage and images in Greenland.
Drones are an emerging tool for newsgathering, but they potentially pose several legal and ethical challenges, including the violation of privacy.