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FAA on drone recordings by journalists: ‘There is no gray area’

Last Wednesday, The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review published a minute-long, aerial video of a local event. On Thursday, Jesse Tinsley, the photographer who used an unmanned camera ship to record the...

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Washington Post removes opinion piece after inquiry about author’s identity

The Washington Post removed an opinion piece Saturday evening. I inquired about the author’s identity after I couldn’t find any evidence of him online. The story, “D.C., you’re depressing,” was...

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Pro photographers remind lucky amateurs: Viral pictures have value

As soon as he took the picture, Janis Krums knew he had something. What he didn’t know is how much of a something he really had. If Krums’ name sounds familiar, it’s because he took one of the most...

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Washington Post removes opinion piece: ‘we can’t verify the byline’

The Washington Post was unable to verify the identity of the author of a Jan. 17 opinion piece called “D.C., you’re depressing.” The author of the piece, which trashed Washington, D.C. and its public...

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Journalists await new drone regulations. And wait, and wait…

Across the U.S., journalists are sitting, watching, and waiting on the sidelines while the Federal Aviation Administration develops rules for the safe operation of small drones. A few journalists have...

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Daily Mail rips off Yahoo News story, then updates with ‘credit’

The (U.K.) Daily Mail lifted several paragraphs from a Yahoo News account of a speech by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. It later updated the story with a credit to Yahoo. The Yahoo story,...

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It’s probably not ‘game on’ for drones, despite judge’s ruling

Vice UPDATE: The FAA said Friday it has appealed Thursday’s decision by an NTSB administrative law judge. A federal judge dismissed a case against a man who was fined $10,000 for operating a drone “in...

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Are pen names ever OK in journalism?

If your name is “Jason Huntmann,” then your name should be Jason Huntmann. That’s the guiding principle I was operating under earlier this winter when I wrote about The Washington Post’s decision to...

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A year ago, Joe Biden’s staff deleted my pictures

The weirdest part was when Fox News’ Bret Baier mentioned my name. From his March 14, 2013, broadcast: “A student reporter who was forced by Vice President Biden’s staff to delete pictures he took at a...

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Newspapers mentioned in rap songs: A brief history

I love rap music, and I love first-person narrative journalism, for some of the same reasons. Rappers, like writers, tell stories — about the places they’ve been, the things they’ve done, and the...

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FAA on drone recordings by journalists: ‘There is no gray area’

New rules should clarify things, a spokesperson told Poynter.

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Washington Post removes opinion piece after inquiry about author’s identity

Who is Jason Huntmann?

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Pro photographers remind lucky amateurs: Viral pictures have value

The phrase to know is "how much?"

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Washington Post removes opinion piece: ‘we can’t verify the byline’

Man who hates D.C. proves elusive.

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Journalists await new drone regulations. And wait, and wait…

New rules governing unmanned aircraft are still very much up in the air.

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Daily Mail rips off Yahoo News story, then updates with ‘credit’

Oops, they did it again.

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It’s probably not ‘game on’ for drones, despite judge’s ruling

NPPA's legal counsel "cautiously optimistic."

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Are pen names ever OK in journalism?

Privacy never trumps readers' right to know who's speaking to them.

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A year ago, Joe Biden’s staff deleted my pictures

Reporter remembers how things got weird after the event.

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Newspapers mentioned in rap songs: A brief history

"We makin' big news like the Post-Gazette"

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