Fresno Bee newspaper testing drones for covering news, taking pictures

The Fresno Bee is testing a small drone aircraft that could possibly be used for news reporting purposes, the Business Journal reported this week.

“This is a new thing and it’s way down the pike,” Tom Cullinan, president and publisher of the Fresno Bee, told the Business Journal. “We saw it demonstrated and the cost is reasonable.”

The quadcopter would possibly be used for aerial photography of accidents, fires, farmland and waterways, the Journal reported. Cullinan said the remote-controlled drone would also come in handy in situations where reporters are unable to get to a news scene. … (Read more)

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Source: LATimes.com