Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hitting the Nail on the Head

The Colorado Springs Independent has a stinging piece on Freedom Communications and its outsourcing of staff work.

This editor really says it all but read the whole piece.
 "Companies always screw their employees, unless it's a company who realizes its value is in having intellectual property," says Al Lewis, award-winning columnist for Dow Jones NewsWires who was Gazette business editor in the mid-1990s. "Engineering firms don't do this. If they don't have engineers, they're not an engineering firm. The greatest asset of a newspaper is its knowledge base, and you've got that knowledge base walking out the door. Newspapers have been so willing to let those people go."

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