Our Missouri Drone Journalism program received promotional support from DJI. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute recently purchased the DJI Inspire 1 for the Missouri Drone Journalism Program at the Missouri School of Journalism. We created a custom tiger-stripe “skin” wrap for the Inspire as branding for a project in Zambia, Africa. We also fly Phantom quadcopters in our class “Civilian Drone Issues, Applications and Flight.”
Rick Shaw attended an intensive symposium workshop on drone flight safety at the Unmanned Safety Institute in Orlando, Florida in June 2015. Read his reflections on the importance of drone safety training. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute sponsored his tuition for the specialized training that earned him UAS Safety Certification and UAS Instructor Certification for small unmanned aircraft from the Unmanned Safety Institute, which is affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.