Still photos are going to struggle to maintain relevancy.
I'm a full-time video guy who does stills for a hobby.
I appreciate that most folk using the forums are likely to be the opposite, or at least, more photography biased than video.
The two disciplines are entirely different, even if like me you produce both on the exact same kit.
When I think in stills I think composition I think how to make every frame count. In video I think in sequences. Lots of shots = good. I still think about composition, but I no longer require any one individual shot to be strong enough to tell the story all on it's own.
I am not a great one for the usual celeb pap pics in newspapers, I tend to read broadsheets, not because I am clever or want to appear clever, but am humble enough to admit that I need a clever persons help, or several perspectives from several clever people to help me understand the worlds events. Quality photojournalism completes that. I somehow understand a story better if it's told in coherent prose with an environmental portrait.
When I was a kid my dad used to buy the then new 'independent' on a Saturday, as the photo suppliement of the weeks events was second to none, mostly if not all b&w, of gritty stories told from in amongst it. I can remember the technical prowess, I can only image the personal skills, the charm, the persuasion, the conviction, the integrity to get the trust to open the doors on the view that told the story, as seen from the people who lived it.
Brilliant exceptional video can do that. Mediocre iphone shot press calls cannot.
I should'nt say this perhaps, given my current employer, but the newspapers were dumbed down in the ukby a certain Rupert Murdoch. Readers wanted tits and scandal. Quality tabloids (not an oxymoron, once) ditched the likes of John Pilger and his essays written so that the working man could understand complex battles in far away lands. Palestine. South Africa. Not page 3 and football.
But it's what folk seemed to want. Despite any claims to be the fourth estate, they have no statutory requirements other than to make money for their shareholders.
I hope all the kids thinking of studying photography note this news... I'm wouldn't tell them not to, I would just tell them to take note.