Sunday, January 11, 2009

Telegraph outsources to Sydney as it shops around the world for costs saving initiatives

Jeff Jarvis tips us off to this article which appears in the Sydney morning herald and will no doubt send more shudders through the journalistic community.

The paper reports that

The Daily Telegraph has outsourced some of its production work to the other end of the world, with several of its weekly sections to be processed in suburban Sydney.
adding that

In an attempt to cut costs in the dramatic advertising downturn that is hurting media companies worldwide, the Telegraph Media Group decided to outsource sections of its flagship newspaper such as the travel, motoring and money pages and parts of The Sunday Telegraph. It chose Pagemasters, a company owned by the news agency Australian Associated Press, to do the job

Ed Roussel has confirmed the news to Jeff saying that

Reducing the cost of manufacturing and distribution is an imperative for any newspaper group that is determined to remain profitable, as we are. This is a great time to be shopping around the world for value-for-money partners.

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