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Outsourcing the News ... to India

Usually, when we think of outsourcing (or offshoring) to India, it's in the context discussed by Ron Friedmann in this post at Prism Legal, i.e., where lower level or routinized tasks like document review or billing are performed by overseas workers. But in this post, J. Craig Williams discusses a completely new use for outsourcing: for local news coverage. 

That's right -- though it sounds crazy to hire journalists 3,000 miles away to cover local news stories, at least one media source is investigating that possibility as reported in this article that Williams flags in his post. According to the article, since city council meetings are available on the web and reporters in India charge less than what is paid to local reporters, outsourcing coverage of news is not as far-fetched as it sounds.

I just hope that my blogging gig here at doesn't get sent overseas ...

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on May 17, 2007 at 03:44 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)


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