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CNN embraces drone journalism

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When Super Typhoon Haiyan struck in the Philippines, CNN sent camera crews to cover the destruction.

They also used a drone.

A report aired on Monday featured drone footage from the Philippines as CNN's Karl Penhaul was filmed talking about the wreckage from a drone camera.

"[I]t is only if you take a video camera into the air that you can begin to get a handle on the true dimension of this disaster," Penhaul reported on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday as the drone's engine buzzed in the background.

CNN has also used a drone to film the aftermath of a storm in the United States.

A new CNN video released on YouTube on Thursday features drone footage covering the aftermath of a tornado that hit Washington, Illinois.

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