in the 1990s newspapers were giving their reporters a p/s camera and having them take a photograph after they did the interview.
that was the "first time" papers started to fire their photography staff.
stories like this are old-news ( 20 year old news ) ..
it is sad when it happens, and when it does you learn who was actually behind the camera
( through the grapevine, like the internet ) ,,,
probably in a few years the pendulum will swing the other way, people will get bored with bad "newshound" video
and they will hire a staff of photographers who have a clue.