Offshoring a threat to US journalists

Washington | Updated: Oct 6 2004, 05:30am hrs
Not only IT jobs, but some technical journalists jobs in the US are also threatened by offshoring. Journalists used to think they were secure. The national writers union is telling journalists that technical writing and even massive writing projects are being shipped abroad, a Washington Times columnist Bob Weinstein says.

It is for the same reasons American companies are dumping employees and offshore programming to Russia and China: good old American greenbacks (currency notes). Companies can pay foreign writers a fraction of what they pay overworked Americans, he says. Mr Weinstein suggests in the presidential elections, Americans should vote for the candidate who would oppose offshoring.