Does local news require local reporters?
Startup Journatic used fake bylines to mask stories that were produced by writers in the Philippines. Those stories were sold to dozens of newspapers in major U.S. cities that are struggling to cover the cost of reporting on local news.
"It's a short-term cost-cutting measure, and that's all it is," Tim McGuire, the former editor-in-chief of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, who now teaches media business and journalism ethics at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, told NPR. "It's not a long-term solution to providing local news to people who want it."
What do you think - if the outsourced reporters working from thousands of miles away get those local real estate prices or the score to a little league baseball game right does it matter that they don't live in the community?