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Now Journalism Jobs are Being Outsourced

David Cay Johnston writes a commentary for the Newspaper Guild, saying:

(O)nly a fool would think that newsrooms will escape a trend that has already ended the careers of aeronautical engineers, software designers, auto workers, machinists, call center workers and growing legions of other Americans. Indian firms like Hi-Tech Export solicit work from proofreading and copy editing to polishing novels and rewriting technical documents into plain English.

Journalists have been cheerleaders, for the most part, for the outsourcing wave. Meanwhile, other economic factors have threatened their employment much more. The professionals have much more to worry about now than Indian workers.

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