(Nope, not the Newsweek stink.) News reports often leave readers with the impression that everyone is outsourcing offshore and that anyone’s job could be the next to go overseas. Don’t hold your breath for improved coverage, at least not from Reuters:
“U.S. jobs”? Reuters is based in the U.K. Are Americans stealing jobs from Brits?
But you guys will still be even-handed when covering outsourcing, right? You know, report on how it also creates jobs in the U.S.–stuff like that. Another thing to bring up is that offshore outsourcing is rarely the cause of job loss. The pattern holds in this case too:
Then again there might be some hope for better coverage, particularly since some of Reuter’s work is going to Canada. All those stories featuring sari-clad Indian woman can be misleading for Canada is a much more common outsourcing destination.