Thursday, December 11, 2008

Singleton won't outsource news to India

Dean Singleton, head of the MediaNews chain, made news back in October when he suggested his company might outsource some newsroom jobs to India, where the company already does pre-press and ad-building work. Now it appears Singleton has backed down from that idea. He tells the Denver alt-weekly Westword:

    "We've explored outsourcing copy editing and page makeup in India, too, but we probably won't do that. I think we're finding we can consolidate within our newspapers and get the same savings we can offshore. We probably won't put any news operations there -- and we weren't talking about reporting and editing. We were talking about copy editing and page design, and I think we've found we can do it just as well ourselves here.

    "Would we do it if it made a lot of sense?" he asks. "Sure we would. It doesn't mean we're going to -- but we're not alone in thinking about it. I happened to be the one giving the speech, but virtually every newspaper company in America is exploring the same thing."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

MediaNews would be better off if it outsourced its top management to India.