Matthew Waite, 2017 APPM Conference Speaker

APPM is proud to feature Matthew Waite as one of our 2017 conference speakers. Waite is a professor of practice in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and founder of the Drone Journalism Lab. Since he joined the faculty in 2011, he and his students have used drones to report news in six countries on three continents.

He regularly speaks about the legal and ethical complexities of using drones at conferences around the world and is regularly consulted by media organizations about their potential. He also teaches courses in data journalism, web development and the intersection of storytelling and technology.

From 2007-2011, he was a programmer/journalist for the St. Petersburg Times where he developed the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact. Before that, he was an award-winning investigative reporter for the Times and co-author of Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss.

Register today for APPM’s annual conference, held in cooperation and support with APME and ASNE, at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park in Washington DC, October 8-11. More conference details and the full list of APPM speakers available here.