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UNL Drone Journalism Lab lifts off with stories on Nebraska’s drought

October 30, 2012 by

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

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Knight Foundation grant to help UNL drone journalism lab take flight

June 18, 2012 by

"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

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UNL’s Waite is ‘a kid in a candy store’ as tech-focused journalism professor

April 11, 2012 by

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

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Prairie Moves: Adam Coomes, Karissa Tomsen, Doug Sisk and more

January 6, 2012 by

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 editor@siliconprairienews.com. …  read more

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