CBS Talks About Outsourcing Reporting to CNN

CBS News in Talks to Outsource to CNNThis could be the beginning of the end for primary source news. Actually Reuters experimented by moving many editorial positions to India a couple years ago. In this case, for CBS to basically give up and consider hiring CNN to do the work means yet another hard blow to the news industry.

I’ve got more coming up tomorrow on this issue (at least tangentally) but for now, I’ll just say this: when we remove the primary sources of news, we don’t have any news left.

Of course, the other side of the coin is that perhaps this is just a shaking out of the weak sisters, which is a good thing in any industry (as long as you aren’t one of those getting shaken out).

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