This morning while watching CNN, they were reporting on the “deadly tornadoes” in the Tennessee area. And in order to get photos of the area they turned to (where else?) Facebook. Another big part of CNN’s report was what they call iReport, where viewers grab their cameras and play photo journalist.
** UPDATE **

Collegewebeditor.com
reports that because the website was unable to handle the massive amount of traffic after the tornado, the University relied on a blog and the facebook group mentioned.

Social networking sites are becoming the place to get up-to-the minute news