Drones for newsgathering event in San Diego 05/18/16


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Heads-up on this event for people in San Diego CA!  I don't live nearby so if anyone goes to this I hope you'll give us an outbrief. :-)  Thanks, Brett


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San Diego Press Club to Discuss Drone-Based Newsgathering

The San Diego Press Club will host “Using Drones for Newsgathering,” a program on the issues and concerns of drone-based reporting, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, at the Press Club office at the Spreckels Theatre building, 121 Broadway, Suite 640, in downtown San Diego. Speaking will be Gary Buzel, a journalist and drone pilot for XETV/CW6 San Diego.

Buzel has a permit from the Federal Aviation Administration to use a drone, or as the agency calls them, unmanned aircraft systems. In February, CW6 used a drone to show wreckage of the SS Monte Carlo, an oil tanker that sank near Coronado shores in 1937 and is sometimes visible at low tide. The story reportedly received more than 3 million hits on the station’s website. Buzel also consults with other TV stations on how to start their own UAS operations.

Cost to attend the Press Club event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. To RSVP, contact Terry Williams at (619) 231-4340 orsdpressclub@cox.net. For more info, visitwww.sdpressclub.org. The program is part of the Press Club’s “Nuts & Bolts” series.

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