Fourth estate in the third world

Expect to see a heightened level of concern about outsourcing white-collar jobs to India -- the New York Times reports that Reuters is outsourcing six journalism jobs on financial reporting to Bangalore:

"It's a place where you can get people who understand English, understand financial statements, understand journalism and who are educated to a very high standard and eager to do this kind of work," David Schlesinger, global managing editor of Reuters, said in a telephone interview. They are also relatively inexpensive, he added.

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