Drones — quadcopters — have certainly earned their stripes as tools of news gathering and storytelling.
The latest example comes from Houston, where Bryan Rumbaugh has posted some pretty amazing footage he took today of the flooding there.
Adam Blank’s quadcopter assessed the Chimney Rock neighborhood.
At least five people have been killed and a dozen are missing, according to the New York Times.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.