New Zealand Herald turns to oursourcing

Another major newspaper group has tried outsourcing the editorial operaions NZ papers outsource editorial production. By the end of the year, the company, Pagemasters New Zealand will have 45 editing staff working on seven papers, which will be 30 fewer folks than doing the job now.

No surprise here, there are enough downtime and inefficiencies in individual shops. This just looks like a way to cut some costs. There will be bugs and glitches but most readers won’t notice. Story says other newspaper groups will be watching this. I bet they will.

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