In another innovative use of unmanned aerial photography technology, journalists are using drones to view conditions at detention facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
There has been wall-to-wall coverage of late in the United States of the turmoil surrounding the separation of undocumented immigrant children from their parents at the southern border of the country. As the controversy continues to boil over, reporters along with members of the U.S. Congress have tried to gain access to various immigrant detention centers around the country with little success. In an effort to better cover what is happening inside these facilities, news organizations such as the BBC have taken to flying drones equipped with cameras over them.
Images have had a significant impact in thrusting this issue front and center, and drone footage has the potential to further shape the narrative. What do you think about journalists using drones as part of their reporting? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Lead image by A. Savin via Wikimedia Commons.