What Canadian Journalism Schools Need to Know About Drones
What do journalism schools need to know about drones? What are the regulations? Industry standards and practices? How do we teach the ethical use of drones in storytelling? This symposium is designed to exchange information, inspire research, partnerships and collaborations and develop Canadian expertise through training opportunities.
How do we best prepare Canadian journalism students to excel in the use of drones in newsgathering?
Journalism school faculty discuss curriculum development, regulations, technology, equipment, faculty training and teaching approaches.
Panelists: Jeff Ducharme, College of the North Atlantic; Bill Hutchison, Seneca; Christina Jonas, Conestoga College; Lauren Toffan, Journalism Student, Seneca.
Government and Industry Panel
What’s legal, what’s doable and what’s next for journalists using drones?
Government, aviation industry and drone manufacturers discuss regulations, industry standards and practices, insurance and privacy concerns for journalists and journalism schools teaching the use of drones in newsgathering.
Panelists: Sylvain Bourque, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Task Force Team Transport Canada; Ruby Sayyed, Head Air Traffic Management Advocacy, IATA; David Hansell, Public Policy Manager, DJI.
Media Employers Panel
What do media employers want from journalism graduates trained in drone use?
Three media employers talk about how they use drones, the demand for drones in newsgathering and how they want journalism schools to prepare journalism students to use this technology.
Panelists: Anjuli Semple, CBC News; Greg Agvent, CNN; Troy Gallant, CP24/Bell Media.