San Francisco's KRON recently became the first major-market TV station in the US to supply much of its newsoom staff with laptops and digital video cameras, then train them to shoot, write, and produce stories on their own.
I have to watch these news every day and boy do they suck. I didn't realise before reading the story that the reason was competition and cost savings. I guess the blogosphere and traditional newscasting are getting closer. There just doesn't seem to be a place anymore for small and medium news channels. CNN and fox "news" and of course BBC do a proper job of broadcasting real news. Rest of the channels just camourflage their american funniest home videos as news... and FOX broadcasts propaganda.