What mark said. There are plenty of other ways for them to get the story, and unless you were on a plane that crash landed in the hudson, no newspaper will give you cash. Occasionally publish and give you credit, but you certainly wont make a buck off of it.
Its not so much whether or not someone else has a photo of a swat team getting into a house, its more about the fact that the photo doesn’t make the story and the event isn’t big enough to warrant needing those photos. Interviewing anyone involved and getting whatever footage/photos they could is good enough, and their bottom line is already way to steep to bother paying anyone outside of the org for photos. Not to say its not a cool bit of content, but they don’t need it.
Even photographers that work for the newspapers/news stations don’t make any money.