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Posts Tagged ‘Vincent Duffy’

Are Drones the Next Must-Have Newsroom Tool?

Drones are normally associated with military operations, but RTDNA chairman Vincent Duffy says the unmanned aircraft may also have a place in the future of journalism. Drones can provide aerial pictures and video — like the kind shown in the video above, from Deadline Detroit’s Bill McGraw — for much cheaper than helicopters:

You won’t be able to drop missiles on the broadcast towers of your competition, but you will be able to get amazing pictures and video you can use to supplement your news stories.

Remote controlled flying machines are nothing new, but their capabilities are significantly increasing while their costs are significantly decreasing, and journalists are starting to experiment with the technology. Read more

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Online News Editor Takes Over as RTDNA Chairman

Emphasizing its reach across the digital media landscape, RTDNA appointed the editor-in-chief of a local news website and a public media news director to key positions on its board this week.

At the close of its Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference, the organization introduced Kevin Benz of CultureMapAustin as its new chairman and members elected Vincent Duffy, news director of Michigan Radio, as chair-elect of RTDNA.

Duffy is the first first public media news director elected to the position and Benz is the first “pure-play” digital officer in the history of RTDNA. Read more