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The Outsourcing of Hyperlocal Journalism Is Inevitable

James MacPherson

The Outsourcing of Hyperlocal Journalism Is Inevitable

My conviction in the power of collaborative “glocal” journalism has not been swayed by the Journatic debacle. Properly managed, outsourcing some newsroom functions can be incredibly cost-effective and can contribute to the quality of a publication’s editorial content. Badly executed, outsourcing can become a plague that infects a publication’s journalistic integrity.