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Friday, May 11, 2007

BANGALORE MAKIN' UP NEWS GALORE

James finds reason to worry Seth...

"Outsourcing first claimed manufacturing jobs, then hit services such as technical support, airline reservations and tax preparation. Now comes the next frontier: local journalism.

James Macpherson, editor and publisher of the two-year-old Web site pasadenanow.com, acknowledged it sounds strange to have journalists in India cover news in this wealthy city just outside Los Angeles.

But he said it can be done from afar now that weekly Pasadena City Council meetings can be watched over the Internet. And he said the idea makes business sense because of India's lower labor costs."


The best part is that you don't have to pay them Sethian wages to make up the news...

"Projected annual cost: $20,800 for the pair. Not bad wages for an Indian journalist and cheap by U.S. standards, especially if each one produces the expected 15 weekly articles."


Can Seth do 15 weekly articles for $10K and still turn out the blog material on the Tigers, Wings and Wolverines? I don't think so. I'm not sure if he should seriously be afraid. But it's a great sign of these changing times and if living in MI has taught me one thing, it is not to trust globalization if you want to keep your bigboy job forever.

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