If you can train one person to interview, record and edit a story then you might not need to pay a team of people at a news station or newspaper.
I don't think that this necessarily a good or bad thing. The technology has brought about the ability to be flexible. Not every one embraces flexibility. This web site is a gate way to information and practicing professionals who are the one person band.
Here is an example/promotional video that I found at the web site. The reporter is David Dunkley Gyimah:
Hit the blog first - there is extraordinary stuff in his posts.