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Reporting On Your Neighborhood Live From India

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moondoggy, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Moondoggy

    Moondoggy Member

    We've probably had this before somewhere, but just in case we haven't, here's an interesting Maureen Dowd column here on outsourcing local news converage to India. Note reference to board favorite Lean Dean midway through. ::)

  2. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    People read that guy's shitty newspaper?
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Well, hell. If that's the case why don't we all just make shit up and call it a day? Forget costs for a minute. Is it going to take a libel suit for these people to realize how harmful this is? Of course, if they don't give a shit about their own industry then that's a different story.

    My other question is, if they're covering the Rose Bowl from India then can we cover cricket matches from Missouri?
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    Who needs nuance and context and historical perspective and cultural awareness? Apparently, we don't.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I wonder, too, if anyone reads this POS website in Pasadena? And if they do, do they have any idea why it reads like a fourth-grader wrote the stories?
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's either going to take a libel suit, or someone totally fabricating a story to one of the Indian writers for these greedy guys to wake up.

    Check that. Lean Dean doesn't give a damn about journalism. He is quite fine with making stories up as long as his pockets continue to be lined.
  8. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Next up, daily coverage of the Cleveland Indians from India. Won't that be a some sort of conflict of interest for our India journalism experts?

    "Live, from Planet Houston . . . ."
  9. If the NYT wants to outsource MoDo, I'm with that.
  10. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Why doesn't NYT just outsource the whole operation to India, leaving one person in the office to turn on the lights in the morning and turn them off at night, just for old time's sake?
  11. CM Punk

    CM Punk Guest

    Forget about how absolutely fucking stupid this guy is as a publisher and think about the business aspect in the broader sense: The offshoring of jobs is the root of the financial mess today. People who can't find work can't buy shit to keep the economy going. When will these fucking morons in charge of these companies realize this?

    Forget newspapers and journalism. The offshoring of multiple industries is going to continue to cripple this nation. People aren't going to choose between housing/food and the paper. Fuck the paper, they'll say. Of course, that continues dooming all of us, but that's the little picture at this point in history.

    We're going to be the third-world country within 10 years at this rate. But who gives a shit as long as the CEOs and board members make their millions?
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