In the News
April 29 — Matt Waite, journalism, was quoted in a Wichita Eagle story about the rise of uses for unmanned aerial vehicles.
March 22 — Matt Waite was was featured in The Nation (Chile) on the new opportunities journalism holds.
March 12 — Matt Waite was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times on the subject of regulation for commercial drones.
Feb. 22, 2013 — UNL one of two college journalism programs that are teaching students how to operate unmanned aircraft for story-gathering, reporting.
Nov. 26 - Matt Waite featured in NBC News article on paparazzi using drones.
Nov. 16 - Matt Waite is in Air & Space mag talking robot reporters.
Oct. 29 - Drone journalism set for takeoff — once they're permitted to use our airspace.
Oct. 22 - Matt Waite was one of 20 journalists gathered at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University to discuss UAVs in news gathering.
Aug. 28 - Matt Waite speaks on drones for TV newsgathering
In March, Matt Waite appeared in several reports about the rise of drones in the U.S.
Jan. 13 - Matt Waite appeared on WNYC and an NPR program to discuss using drones to gather news.
The Drone Lab
UNL launches lab to study issues surrounding new 'drone journalism'
Dec. 9, 2011 — News organizations will want to use new technology to deliver news and information efficiently.
April 11, 2012 — UNL's Waite is 'a kid in a candy store' as tech-focused journalism professor.
Meet the UL drone lab's student researchers
April 6, 2012 — Three UNL students received Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences grants for the 2012-2013 school year.
Drone lab receives Knight Foundation prototype grant
June 25, 2012 — The College of Journalism received a $50,000 grant to experiment with a new tool that could be used for gathering news.
Chasing news with drones
2011-2012 Annual Report — UNL research has the potential to offer journalists guidance for navigating the practical, ethical and legal considerations of using pilotless aircraft for news reporting.