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

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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