Monday, May 21, 2007

And you thought they couldn't outsource local reporting?

I realize I'm a couple weeks late on this but it's created such a buzz in newsrooms across the U.S. that it's worth a mention. The publisher of the PasadenaNow Web site, James Macpherson, has hired two Indian journalists to cover the Pasadena city council from India via Webcasts.

My own staff covered news in Charlotte, Louisville, Newport News, Phoenix and Austin from Dallas for Belo Corp. So, it can be done. How much local news coverage is really done face-to-face--particularly at smaller news outlets?


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