Senior’s opinion piece featured in industry journal

w_will_channell_columnEditor and Publisher, the authoritative journal on the newspaper industry, invited senior Will Channell to answer the question “Does the FAA’s ban on drone journalism violate the First Amendment?”

Channell, a multi-platform journalism major, was completing his summer internship at the Marysville Journal Tribune, when he got a call to submit an opinion piece for the journal’s Critical Thinking feature.

“This was very hard to write,” Channell said. “It is a multi-faceted issue and I only had 300 words.

Many of the legalities surrounding this new technology have yet to be hammered out. “There is a lot of ground you can cover on the issue,” he said.

Channell is currently the managing editor of the BG News.

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