12 August 2007

The newest newspaper trend?

Outsourced editting.

Already being used in ireland, outsourcing the editors job now hits the New Zealand Herald.

Update 14 Aug 07: Offal News picks up the story and takes it a step further with news of one California newspaper that has outsourced reporting on local news to Mumbai and Bangalore.

And here I thought Sheena of the Comments section was just kidding.

-srbp-

3 comments:

Sheena said...

I've heard you can send your interviews to India for cheap, overnight transcriptions, but I suspect it may be a myth.

towniebastard said...

I would have murdered for that a couple of years ago. It's the absolute worst part of the job. I'm half convinced I switched to comms work just so I would never have to transcribe another interview again.

Edward G. Hollett said...

I guess you made a wrong choice. half your freakin life is spent either transcribing or getting transcripts of interviews.