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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by slappy4428, May 10, 2007.

  1. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Wonder if this guy is looking for a Rose Bowl reporter next year. I imagine the view my my couch is as good as the one from India.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Of Cour... nah.. let's be serious...
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Take this story and the the robots writing business briefs and it don't look good. When is India going to be able to start managing so eds can see their jobs out-sourced. Good grief. The bar keeps getting lowered. I'm sure someone at Gannett world headquarters is already on a plane to Mumbai.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It would be worth it -- unless I lost my nose for news.
  6. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    Have fun with that.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It would be a raise if you worked for JRC or CNHI...
  9. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

  10. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    They still have the plague, can you believe it. The plague.

    Do you get chilled monkey brains like in Temple of Doom.
  11. Mr. X

    Mr. X Active Member

    Here is what the Los Angeles Times reported on this: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pasadena11may11,1,7515978.story
  12. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    The problem is you can't cover this by watching television.

    It would be easier to cover sports on television, because today it is possible to get post-game comments from press conferences after watching the game. If somebody went to cover a game and didn't talk to the coaches and players, usually it wouldn't be a good story.

    SF Express, I am sure you know better. This is, in effect, stenography. It is writing press releases and a summary. I looked on the website, and most of the stuff is press releases and bloggers writing uninformed opinions and complaining about the Star News coverage. There may be some nice designs on the website, but where's the beef.

    Look at this website, and find a bylined story. It may be packaged attractively, but it is pablum in a pretty box.


    I covered school board and municipal meetings for a long time. These fellows in India are probably pretty smart, but they don't know the ins and outs of municipal government and they won't be able to ask the city engineer how a project will work. They won't be able to go up to the city attorney and ask about a point of state law as it affects municipalities. They won't be able to press a council member on a point they made. They won't be able to challenge the mayor of Jersey City who says that 1,200 people at a meeting were organized by communists - because I asked the mayor how many of the 1,200 were communists and how could the communists manage to organize so many people in a place like Jersey City.

    If people want to read pablum, I guess outsourcing coverage is the way to go. But I feel pretty confident I could eat this James Macpherson for lunch when it comes to covering a meeting.
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