The Miami Herald is outsourcing copyediting of a weekly community news section and some advertising production work to India, a newspaper editor said Friday.In terms of ad production, one can only see any outsourcing by the Herald as a step up since the paper has routinely shown that it has no sense of good design whatsoever.
Starting in January, copyediting and design in a weekly section of Broward County community news and other special advertising sections will be outsourced to Mindworks, based in New Delhi.
The project remains in the testing phase, so it was unclear if or how jobs in south Florida will be affected, executive editor Anders Gyllenhaal said.
And to think I almost missed this line in the Canadian Press article:
Mindworks will also monitor reader comments posted to online stories, he said.I wonder what guidelines the Herald will give it's new vendor in India. If they are anything like the current guidelines they would most certainly permit hateful and outrageous remarks as long as they are about Cubans. Such remarks when made about blacks, Jews or any other racial ethnic or religious group are not permitted.
H/T: Daniel in Garanhuns