National Press Club

July 23rd event to highlight drones and photojournalism

July 21, 2014 | By Al Teich | ateich@gmail.com

Charles Tobin

Charles Tobin

Photo/Image: Photo courtesy of Charles Tobin

Chuck Tobin, a former journalist who now heads the national media practice team at the Washington law firm of Holland & Knight, will speak at a special event on drones and photojournalism at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at the National Press Club.

Tobin is leading an effort to enact regulations for this innovative and controversial type of aerial journalism and will explain the legal turbulence that surrounds it.

He will be joined by Matt Waite, founder and director of the Drone Journalism Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska. Waite will demonstrate how drones operate and discuss their potential for novel news perspectives.

The event, which is jointly sponsored by the Photography Committee and the Freedom of the Press Committee, is open to the public. Admission for National Press Club members and one guest is free. However, advance registration is required. Non-member and additional guest tickets are $5.

Both members and non-members can register online by clicking here.

For additional information, please contact Al Teich, co-chairman of the Photo Committee at ateich@gmail.com or John Donnelly, chairman of the Freedom of the Press Committee at jdonnelly@cq.com.