Monday, January 14, 2008

How do you say "no thanks" in Hindi?

Posted at Herald.com

Herald will not outsource editorial functions

The McClatchy Co., which announced in December it would experiment with outsourcing some production of The Miami Herald's Broward Neighbors sections to an India firm, has canceled that project.

''We've decided this would not be an appropriate use of this service so it won't be tested, nor will other newsroom and editing design like it,'' wrote Miami Herald Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal in a staff memo Jan. 14. ``The more we looked at the prospects of editing and layout from outside the newsroom, the more it was clear these skills involving news judgment and experience are not likely to work well from afar.

Other outsourcing projects, such as the production of some advertising sections and monitoring of website comments, will continue. The Sacramento-based McClatchy has been testing outsourcing at its other papers, including some advertising production at its flagship Sacramento Bee.



H/T: McClatchy Watch

4 comments:

Not amused said...

Well, I suppose they couldn't be TOTALLY out of their minds.

Anonymous said...

FYI, Hindu is the name for a person who practices Hinduism. HINDI is the name of one of many national languages of India.

Henry Gomez said...

Correction duly noted.

Tio said...

Mein Hindi bahut acha tara nahin volta.