"Consumer and pro-sumer technologies are simpler and more accessible. Small cameras are now high broadcast quality."
It's a rough time to be in the news industry, be it as a writer, editor, or photojournalist. News heavyweight CNN has now fired 50 staff, and part of their justification is that amateur work is good enough to take their place. You can read the entire email explanation from CNN Senior VP Jack Womack at the link above, but here's the meaty bit: