Drone journalism started in earnest after a Polish activist flew a drone over riot police lines in Warsaw to record a violent demonstration. The incredible footage soon went viral.


That same month, University of Nebraska journalism academic Matt Waite founded the Drone Journalism Lab, a project to investigate the viability of pilotless aircraft media. The lab’s site calls drones “an ideal platform for journalism.” Australia apparently agrees, with some news agencies in the country already using them for investigations, ABC Newcastle reported Tuesday.

It’s “a possibility some see as positively Orwellian, but others. . .see as an opportunity,” wrote The Post’s Melissa Bell.