Making Sense of the Media
3:05 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Three Reasons You Should Care About the Journatic Scandal

Journatic reporters used fake names such as the Ernest Hemingway character “Jake Barnes.”
Rob Tornoe, Poynter
  • Hear Poynter's Kelly McBride explain the Journatic scandal.

If you’re a steelworker in West Virginia or furniture maker in North Carolina, you might be experiencing schadenfreude right now.

That’s because outsourcing has come to a white-collar industry: journalism.

“This American Life” recently brought us the story of Journatic, which paid Filipino workers as little as 40 cents a story to cover things like the new city budget in suburban Chicago.

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