Re: Real photos in line with the text...
"Could actually be good if the photos are taken by the reporter, at the time, and line up with what is written. How many articles have some stock photo, or the same as all the other articles, and give me a strong suspicion they were paraphrased from someone else's work..."
I don't think that will change. Just that now anything that needs a wide angle, telephoto, or a real flash will be photo free, or have a stock photo.
So the paper will be.
30% wire stories that also appear in every other paper.
10% stuff they 'paraphrased' with out checking from something they found on the internet (like the Onion).
5% stuff readers sent in (free).
5% stuff they actually wrote, often days old, now with cell phone photos.