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Drone Shoots Harlem Building Collapse. Raises Issues About Regulation

drone13n-1-webWhen two buildings collapsed in Harlem killing 8 and injuring more than 70, a local man’s first reaction was to grab his three pound drone and head to the site.

Brian Wilson used his DJI Phantom drone to shoot images while the scene was still shrouded in dust. The New York Daily News ran Wilson’s video on its website. The picture to the left is from his drone.

In our TVNewser Show on April 29th, we will be discussing the increasing use of drones in journalism.

The Daily Beast made the 45-year-old New Jersey native an example of the larger issue surrounding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in gathering news, something some local stations have already been experimenting with.

For a man who just filmed a close up of a real-life horror film, he seems virtually emotionless. His demeanor, in fact, strangely mimics that of his aircraft: robotic. Drone in hand, he’s returning to the scene to capture the pile of rubble where as many as fourteen people could be trapped.

Calling Wilson’s flight “one step forward for drones, two steps back for drone journalists the article raises the question: Because anyone can do it, does it mean they should? Read more

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Former WTTG Anchor Brian Wilson Returns to His TV News Roots

Former Fox News Channel anchor and reporter Brian Wilson returned to the airwaves this month, at the Washington, DC O&O where he worked for twelve years before joining FNC in 1998.

“I like to keep my finger in the broadcasting pie,” Wilson tells TVSpy. He has appeared twice in December as a news analyst on WTTG’s morning show, the program he co-anchored for six years starting in 1992.

Wilson made his 2010 WTTG debut on December 9, followed by a lengthy segment on Monday. “It was lovely to get the opportunity to go back on a Fox-owned station,” he says. “And I was very happy to do it.”

So what does the Fox homecoming mean in the context of the FNC split that sparked headlines back in September? ”I’ll let you draw your own conclusion about that.  And I would never want to speak on behalf of Fox News,” Wilson tells TVSpy. “But I will say…that a lot of what was written about my departure from Fox News was a little off-base, because we did part as friends. And I continue to have only the highest regard for all my old friends at Fox News, and, of course, Mr. Roger Ailes.”

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