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Outsourcing Grunt Work

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City Council stories are terrifically boring, but you do them in J-school to get a feel for how local government works — and how to trudge your way through documents to find the “good stuff.”

So The Week managing editor Eric Effron laments a move by PasadenaNow.com to outsource City Council stories to reporters in Mumbai and Bangalore. Outsourcing journalism? Isn’t that just blogging?

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