Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The handediting is on the wall

The Orange County Register today announced that some of its copy editing jobs will be outsourced to a company just outside New Delhi in India. It is a bit of an experiment, but the worse things get for newspapers, the less preposterous it will sound, at least to the bean counters.

If this should ever happen to either Chicago paper, I would like to see if any of those India-based editors would know that North Avenue runs east-west and that a home run over the left-field wall at Wrigley Field lands on Waveland Avenue, not Addison Street. That Boeing is located in Chicago, not Seattle. That the Packers suck. And that one never, ever puts ketchup on a hot dog.

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