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Category Archive for "Drone Journalism"


Feb 20 2020

KEY PLAYERS from around Lancashire were brought together in January to discuss the future of drone technology development across the region, and…

Aerial Uptake

Sep 05 2019

The University of Central Lancashire’s Civic Drone Centre – a collaboration between the Media Innovation Studio and the Engineering Innovation Centre –…

Flying High Challenge kicks off with BBC coverage

Feb 22 2018

  The Civic Drone Centre’s new Flying High Challenge project is starting to generate interest across the region.   Supported by Nesta’s…

DroneHack Journalism: innovating storytelling from the air

Jan 25 2017

Journalists are increasingly using drones – in conflict scenarios, national sporting events and on regional programming. DroneHack Journalism, held at Manchester’s Sharp…

Mapping Drone near misses in Google Earth*

Nov 23 2016

Andy Dickinson reflects on how a brief chat about drone near misses turned into a journey into Airprox reports, spreadsheets, KML and the murky world of map co-ordinates.

The New (industrial) Revolution.

Jul 28 2016

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston is about to open a MakerSpace. Developed in partnership with the Media Innovation Studio…

#Dronejournalism over Capetown

Jul 22 2016

The use of drones – relatively small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – across journalism is gaining ground. There are still obstacles to overcome,…

DME16 hosts journalism DroneHack

Apr 29 2016

Flat-pack UAV platforms, sensors, thermal imaging cameras, pens, paper, scissors and the prestigious 3D-printed Golden Drone trophy: last week saw Digital Media…

Civic Drone Centre workshop launches ‘UAVs for good’

Feb 19 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or ‘drones’, are often viewed in a negative light because of their military association but the Media Innovation Studio has hosted a one-day workshop to launch its Civic Drone Centre project by highlighting how drones can be a force for good.

Interactive Print and the Internet of Things

Oct 31 2014

The Media Innovation Studio presented work past and present at the World Publishing Expo in Amsterdam in October.