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