News media coalition announces partnership to test small news drones at FAA test site

Jan. 15, 2015
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A coalition of 10 news media companies [including The Associated Press] is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) for the testing of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to gather news.

"The AP is excited to join with these other leading media companies in exploring the safe and responsible use of drone technology for newsgathering purposes that further our understanding of current events," AP Director of Photography Santiago Lyon said.

Read the full press release.

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