Is there still a place for professional photojournalists?

"We have to make our work better than we've ever made it before, to compete with all the crap that's out there." -- Emmy-winning visual journalist McKenna Ewen

“We have to make our work better than we’ve ever made it before, to compete with all the crap that’s out there.” — Emmy-winning visual journalist McKenna Ewen

In this changing world of multimedia and technology, everyone has access to phones and cameras – in a way, everyone is a photographer. But what skills make someone a photojournalist? While newspapers are laying off entire photo staffs, and turning to freelance photographers, what makes the true photojournalist irreplaceable?

Five visual journalists tackle these questions — Andy Colwell, McKenna Ewen, Richard Koci Hernandez, Sarah Leen and Keith Jenkins.