Samaruddin Kassim Stewart to speak at 2015 APPM conference

samaruddin_stewart_FFSamaruddin Kassim Stewart will be speaking about drone journalism at the 2015 APPM Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, October 17.

Drones have earned a reputation for their aerial imaging and videography capabilities, offering reporters a powerful and compelling new perspective for visual storytelling. However, today, drones can also provide imagery for turning real world landscapes and structures into immersive, annotated, 3-D video game-like environments that can embed directly into webpages and social media – allowing the audience new immersive experiences.

Samaruddin Stewart is a journalist and technologist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the project lead for the Verified Pixel Project.  Sam is a frequent speaker, author, and moderator on topics including: UAVs, photojournalism, user-generated content and visual verification. In recent years, Sam has held media and innovation fellowships with the US Department of State, Stanford’s John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship, and the Center for International Media Ethics. Prior, he has worked for AOL News, Agence France-Presse, and the Arizona Republic. He’s been flying UAVs since 2013, but originally caught interest in aerial photography while circumnavigating the globe in a historic Grumman Albatross seaplane in 2001.