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‘A Disruptive Technology for Newsgathering’

Tribune Media President Larry Wert was watching the “60 Minutes” profile of Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos last year when he saw what the company was testing for package delivery: drones. Wert, and many other TV executives across the country, saw another potential for drones, as newsgathering devices. At the TVNewser Show last week Wert told us he sees a day when UAVs will complement news helicopters. We had a separate discussion about the safety and legality of using drones with Ian Hannah of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists. After the panel, he told us about the potential drones can deliver for news networks. WATCH:

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