Wanted: Indian journo to cover US local politics

The outsourcing of journalism jobs to India is getting weirder and weirder—and a bit ridiculous.  In Bangalore, Reuters gets journalists to rewrite Wall Street press releases. In Mangalore, Press Association gets the British race cards, TV schedules and sports sections upto speed. Now, a website headquartered outside Los Angeles is getting reporters sitting half way around the world to cover streetlight contracts and sewer repairs.

“We seek a newspaper journalist based in India to report on the city government and political scene of Pasadena, California, USA,” read the ad for Pasadenanow on Craigslist.

It’s cost-effective, yes, but is it necessarily good journalism?

Read the full story: Website outsources reporting

1 Comment

  1. krishna vattam

    I entered the field of journalism in a primitive age, 1950, and I find after 57 years today atg the other end of spectrum.We are living in a woderful world, so far as technology is concerned. krishna vattam

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