Leah Hickman

Leah is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a World intern.

Leah Hickman

Filming on the fly

Technology | An app developer shows how filming by drone is easier than ever
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/01/19, 03:08 pm

Jim McAndrew drives up in a Tesla Model 3. He parks the shiny white car on the side of the quiet street in Austin, facing orange construction barrels. Those barrels and the dust raised by heavy machinery are the only evidence of highway construction visible from his car. McAndrew has come to take aerial footage of the construction, but he’s not getting any closer: Thanks to the latest drone technology, he can do it all while sitting in his car.

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Krieg Barrie

Pulling back the curtain

Abortion | The great and powerful Oz? Big media help pro-abortion executives seem much larger than life
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/01/19, 01:08 pm

Kristin Hull, CEO of the Nia Impact Capital investment firm, was sitting at her computer reading emails when she received a notification about a pro-abortion ad that would take up a full page in The New York Times. “I thought, ‘Oh this is so fantastic.’” Almost immediately, she decided to add her signature to the growing list, because “it was very clear to me that this was the right thing to do.”

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Associated Press/Photo by Rafael Yaghobzadeh

Europe wilts in sweltering heat

by Leah Hickman
Posted 7/26/19, 11:44 am

Droves of Europeans are jumping into fountains, lakes, rivers, and the ocean to get relief from a record-busting heat wave. On Thursday, two drug dealers called Belgian emergency officials for help when they accidentally locked themselves in a quickly overheating shipping container full of cocaine at the port in Antwerp. Railway companies advised commuters to avoid train travel because the extreme heat could cause the steel tracks to buckle under trains. And a 66-year-old woman died in Belgium, apparently while basking in the sun.

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