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New Haven Advocate Outsourced To India

The latest issue of alternative newsweekly New Haven Advocate has been written almost entirely by freelance writers in India. The experiment was inspired by the online newspaper Pasadena Now, which a couple years back outsourced Pasadena City Hall coverage to writers in India, as well as the slash-and-burn cost-cutting efforts taking place in the newspaper industry as a whole. Their verdict:

If our owners want to replace us with Indians, all we can say is good luck! If they find locating, hiring and keeping after these writers half the challenge we did, they might think twice about replacing us. Far from giving us a week off, it took the staffs of all three Advocate/Weekly papers to assign, edit, manage and assemble this project.


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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.