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4942_07b1125f02_small October 30, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The Drone Journalism Lab, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln endeavor that we reported received a Knight Prototype grant in June, has published its first drone-assisted stories. Using a small, unmanned aerial vehicle, the lab produced a video (above) and written report on this year's drought in Nebraska. "It was fun getting out there and doing actual journalism instead of talking about it," the lab's … read more

3822_f7ec8310be_small June 18, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln "Drone journalism" – the idea that small, unmanned aircraft can be used to gather photos, video, and data for use by journalists – is hot. So hot that journalism professor Matt Waite has been interviewed by news outlets around the world, including Japan, Australia, Hungary, Germany, and France, since launching a "drone journalism lab" at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln late last year. And hot enough that the Knight Foundation announced today … read more

3943_139633e19b_small April 11, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism practice professor Matt Waite will serve as a speaker and mentor at Hack Omaha this weekend. The path that brought him there includes ventures as varied as a book on wetlands preservation, a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and work on the cutting edge of drone journalism. But it's a path that's perhaps best appreciated chronologically. A native of Blair, Neb., Waite entered the university where he now … read more

3392_2ce4c55969_small January 6, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Published Tuesdays and Thursdays (one day late this week), Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email … read more

3282_d253841a50_small December 7, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Well, the program is just getting off the ground – and its drones aren't quite there yet – but this will be something to keep an eye on in 2012. On Friday, prof. Matt Waite of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published a blog post announcing the Drone … read more

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