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MediaNews exploring outsourcing in all areas

MediaNews Group chief executive Dean Singleton told a publishers group today that his company was exploring outsourcing in nearly every aspect of their operations — and that even copyediting and design jobs may be sent overseas.

“In today’s world, whether your desk is down the hall or around the world, from a computer standpoint, it doesn’t matter,” Singleton said after his speech to the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association meeting in Aventura, Fla.

MediaNews, which owns 11 Bay Area dailies including the Mercury News, is well known for cost-cutting efforts.

“One thing we’re exploring is having one news desk for all of our newspapers in MediaNews … maybe even offshore,” he said during the speech.

Here’s the story from AP.

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