The Luddites are at it again. Another “missed boat”.

keepingA Luddite is a person who fears or loathes technology, especially new forms of technology that threaten existing jobs.  Traditional media outlets completely failed to recognize the potential of the World Wide Web and are paying the price for their lack of vision in greatly reduced readership.

Now they’re going to do it again by failing to recognize the value of drones.

A survey of local TV news stations finds that only 16 percent are using drones,  and 59 percent say they have no plans to use drones. The annual survey by the Radio Television Digital News Association with Hofstra University found that out of 100 news directors, only 7.7 percent are working on using drones in reporting the news.

Only 4 percent of small markets are using drones, and the highest use of drones was in the middle sized markets with 21 percent.

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