Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Doomsday Is Near

I know, I know: Print media is dying because no one will pay for a newspaper when they can get it online for free, and newspapers don't know how to make money on the Internet, and anyway Americans care more about Britney Spears than what's going on in Iraq. I know.


What would possess a newspaper to outsource its copy editing to India? I have heard rumors of such moves before, but seriously. Copy editing is a specific, language-based skill, which would, I imagine, be nearly impossible for people who do not speak English as a first language. And American English for American newspapers.

Next on the OC Register's to-do list: outsourcing its metro reporting to India.


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