EVILS OF OUTSOURCING<br />ARGUMENTS  AGAINST<br />  A  SHORTSIGHTED PRACTICE<br />Therese Ruiz<br />Daniel Yadron<br />Nat...
Journalism in 21st CenturyProblems of Outsourcing<br />Jefferson said: "No experiment can be more interesting than that we...
CREDIBILITY<br />Outsourcing Issues<br />Rick Bragg, The New York Times (2003)<br />The New York Times discovered that rep...
REPUTATION<br />Avocation<br />Vocation <br />“There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so...
JOURNALISM BRAND<br />VOCATION<br />Examples<br />Could Watergate happen today with outsourced journalists?<br />“Investig...
TRANSPARENCY <br />Argument for outsourcing  <br />Freedom from legacy skills (reporting, editing)<br />Turning fixed cost...
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY<br />Chicago New Cooperative<br />"The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is O'Shea's ...
QUESTIONS….<br />For those who care about Journalism  is there any question as to the winner of this debate?<br />
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  1. 1. EVILS OF OUTSOURCING<br />ARGUMENTS AGAINST<br /> A SHORTSIGHTED PRACTICE<br />Therese Ruiz<br />Daniel Yadron<br />Natalie Baisley<br />Monica Orbe<br />Stephen Davis<br />Melissa Tussing<br />Michael Beller<br />Lahaina Mondonedo<br />
  2. 2. Journalism in 21st CenturyProblems of Outsourcing<br />Jefferson said: "No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all avenues of the truth".<br />Source-How to Save Journalism article<br />
  3. 3. CREDIBILITY<br />Outsourcing Issues<br />Rick Bragg, The New York Times (2003)<br />The New York Times discovered that reporter Rick Bragg relied heavily on stringers and interns. <br />Business reporter Alex Berenson, fueled a heated debate in the Times newsroom about the mechanics of reporting, proper attribution, the limits of drive-by journalism and the granting of credit to unseen subordinates, freelancers, and interns who contribute behind the scenes.<br /> The repercussions were felt far beyond New York City, as news executives around the United States examined and in many cases tightened their policies.<br /> Bragg's defense—that it is common for Times correspondents to slip in and out of cities to "get the dateline" while relying on the work of stringers, researchers, interns and clerks—sparked more passionate disagreement than the clear-cut fraud and plagiarism committed by fellow reporter Jayson Blair.<br />
  4. 4. REPUTATION<br />Avocation<br />Vocation <br />“There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard. “ Rupert Murdoch<br />“Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together.” <br /> Joseph Pulitzer <br />
  5. 5. JOURNALISM BRAND<br />VOCATION<br />Examples<br />Could Watergate happen today with outsourced journalists?<br />“Investigative journalism cements a newspaper’s reputation,“<br /> Mike Webb of ProPublica.<br />
  6. 6. TRANSPARENCY <br />Argument for outsourcing <br />Freedom from legacy skills (reporting, editing)<br />Turning fixed costs into variable costs<br />Resources of growth<br />Strategic focus<br />Source- Mindworks Global Media Services/outsourcing company<br />WHAT THEY DON’T CONSIDER<br />Accuracy in reporting<br />Eye-witness account<br />Solid sources<br />Nuance and feel of coverage<br />Downplaying skill set<br />Developing experience<br />
  7. 7. FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY<br />Chicago New Cooperative<br />"The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is O'Shea's primary source of seed money," wrote Michael Miner in an October edition of the Chicago Reader. But according to a Foundation press release, the CNC only received $500,000 under last year's Community News Matters Award.<br />ProPublica, an organization that provides free content for anyone who wants to publish it, is not out for the interest of the bigger paper leaning on them : “Exposure is what we’re after,” said Mike Webb, director of communications at ProPublica[i]. Papers like the NYT, who are lending their brand and reputation to help these new models build their own reputation, could be left without their outsourcers once these organizations gain enough of their own reputation to thrive without a parent company.<br />David Greising, general manager/deputy editor for the CNC, summed up the relationship between bigger news organizations and the nonprofits as less than a perfect type of collaboration or outsourcing: "There's all this kumbaya stuff, but it's not always easy. What we want out of the partnership is different from what they want out of the partnership. It's challenging, it's something that has to be tended. I spend one day a week at channel 11<br />
  8. 8. QUESTIONS….<br />For those who care about Journalism is there any question as to the winner of this debate?<br />

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