Society of Professional Journalists presents: Send in the drones

By KPCC In Person (other events)

Wednesday, March 11 2015 7:00 PM 8:30 PM PST

In Los Angeles, the paparazzi work the streets and TV news helicopters take to the skies. But will we soon see the day when journalists routinely rely on drones to get the job done?

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to attend a panel discussion on the implications of adding the tiny aircraft to the news gathering arsenal: What are the opportunities? How will they be regulated? What about air safety and personal privacy?

Los Angeles Times staff writer David Zahniser will moderate the panel featuring Dr. Gregory McNeal, professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine University; Peter Bibring, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California; and Jason Henry, staff writer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and a drone hobbyist.