Wednesday, 14 January 2009

What next?

A CBS2 story in Chicago says key editorial jobs at the struggling Chicago Sun-Times may be outsourced to Canada or India to save money.

The heading on the report by Kristyn Hartman says the jobs would go to "cheaper labor."

In India, perhaps, but Canada? Are we now known as a source for cheap media labour?

Hartman's story says:

"Sources tell CBS 2 the paper is taking steps to cut its unionized copy and layout editors.

"They include people who handle things like headlines, who check articles for accuracy, and who make the pages the way you see them.

"So who would pick up the slack?

"The same sources say the Sun-Times might send the work to a firm in Canada or India."

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, then all the recently axed folks can go work for peanuts and an uncaring employer yet again!