Leilani Leach

Leilani Leach

Leilani is an undergraduate at Washington State University, studying Digital Technology and Culture with an interest in media consumption by youth. She has reporting experience in politics, technology, research, cops & courts, city council (currently state legislation reporter). She also ran her college paper with a circulation of 11,000. Leilani is 2014 Student Reporter Editor Fellow, and her project will be on in-depth reporting on the use of drones for surveillance or journalistic purpose.

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Unmanned and Unregulated: The Rise of Commercial Drones in the U.S. (Reporter, US-based)

*Update: Deadline has been extended to June 2nd, 2014. The commercial use of drones is taking off in the United States, and you could be part of a national, multi-disciplinary team reporting on its rise. We’re looking for students to join our team to provide coverage of businesses planning to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and the changing regulations around them. Over the summer, you’ll produce articles to be published on our website and on partner publications’, such as the Huffington Post. You’ll travel to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Action Summit in North Dakota, the location of the first FAA-approved commercial drone testing site, and talk to industry leaders about the possibilities and privacy concerns surrounding the technology’s use.