We reported earlier this week that the FAA cleared the way for CNN to continue testing drones for news-gathering purposes. Today the New York Times announced that it, too, will be testing some drones, along with several other major news organizations, including the Jeff Bezos’ owned Washington Post.
What should we name our first NYT news drone? http://t.co/M4LA6kNLiq
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 16, 2015
The Gray Lady reported that it is part of a coalition of 10 news organizations that has “formed a partnership with Virginia Tech to test drones for news gathering.” Virginia Tech is one of six FAA-approved sites for testing of unmanned aircraft systems, according to the Times‘ announcement.
Other news orgs rounding out the 10 include Advance Publications, A. H. Belo, The Associated Press, Gannett, Getty Images, E.W. Scripps Company and Sinclair Broadcast Group.
What do you think the Times should name its drone?