So let me get this straight...
They fired all of their full-time staff of still photographers (including a Pulitzer Prize winner*) because,
"...our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news."
"The company is also preparing to supplement its freelance staff with reporters to shoot more video and photos..."
I'm really sorry, but we didn't all just fall off the turnip truck. We all know what's going on here. We've all seen it before.
* "[John H.] White was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism in 1982 for his "consistently excellent work on a variety of subjects." He was selected as a photographer for the 1990 project Songs of My People. White has also won three National Headliner Awards, was the first photographer inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, was awarded the Chicago Press Photographer Association's Photographer of the Year award five times, and, in 1999, received the Chicago Medal of Merit."
—John H. White (photojournalist), Wikipedia article