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Meek School professor helps students achieve Federal Aviation Administration drone certification

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by ldrucker

Professor Ji Hoon Heo helped guide 14 students through the the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Drone Certification test.

Now, they can commercially fly in the United States for journalism and other purposes.

This furthers Professor Heo’s mission of educating the industry on the safe and responsible use of drones.

See the video they produced for the university and be sure to note how much construction is underway.

New Course: J353 Drone Journalism course offered during May Intersession

Posted on: April 4th, 2017 by ldrucker

The Meek School of Journalism and New Media will achieve new heights this spring when it offers the new May Intersession course Journalism 353 Drone Journalism, Section 1.

“This course will examine how journalists can use drones in a safe and responsible way to craft messages for a mass audience,” said professor Ji Hoon Heo, who will lead the course. “News stories and content can benefit from the aerial perspectives that drone mounted cameras can provide.”

Heo said the course will explore Federal Aviation Administration regulations, local regulations, drone operations and techniques, and drone use ethics. Students will take the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification at the end of the course.

“They will produce one journalism story using drones,” Heo said. “I am hoping that students will learn that drones, while fun and cool, are a tool we can use to enhance our journalism stories. Safety is a requirement, and it is important for us to abide by regulations and law so that we can continue to utlize this amazing tool.”

For more information, contact Ji Hoon Heo at 662-915-7643 or jheo1@olemiss.edu.