Why We’ll Have to Wait for CNN’s News Drones

CNN’s research program for drone journalism has been cleared for takeoff, but don’t expect Anderson Cooper-narrated live aerial shots any time soon.

On Monday, the network announced a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to study how news organizations can safely use the nascent technology in US airspace. CNN will work with academic experts and public agencies to discover best practices for newsgathering-by-drone, sharing information with federal regulators in the process.