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Society of Professional Journalists presents: Send in the drones

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Phantom/GoPro Camera Quadcopter Drone
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Phantom/GoPro Camera Quadcopter Drone

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 moderated the panel featuring Peter Bibring, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California; Jason Henry, staff writer for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and a drone hobbyist; Dr. Gregory McNeal, professor of law and public policy at Pepperdine University; and Gary Scott, program director at KCRW.