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Game, set and… hack – Bulgaria prepares for journalists’ tennis championships

(Thanks to @hayjane for the headline)

Good luck to all those participating in the World Tennis Championships for Journalists taking place in Varna, Bulgaria next week – in particular UK representatives Daniel Magill and Tony Doran.

Team captain Doran, who runs Doran Press Agency, and Magill, who is mobile portal content editor for Three Mobile, will play in the six-day tournament, which starts on Sunday with the finals taking place on Friday September 4.

The next major competition will be in May 2010, the European Championships in Austria.

So for anyone who’s never dropped a ball on a story (thanks to @plc for that one) can find out more on the Tennis4Media website or contact anthony [at] doranpressagency.co.uk or magilldaniel [at] aol.com.

There’s a mixture of singles tournaments for different age groups, male and female – as such Magill assures me all standards of players are very welcome.

Best of luck to all.

Telegraph’s Ed Roussel on outsourcing: Newspapers need to focus on what they do best

Confirming the Telegraph’s plans to outsource some of its sub-editing operation to Australia in comments on Jeff Jarvis’ blog, Ed Roussel, digital editor of Telegraph Media Group, made the following statement:

“Reducing the cost of manufacturing and distribution is an imperative for any newspaper group that is determined to remain profitable, as we are (…) The principle holds true on the digital side. ITN creates our video content, providing quality and value that we would struggle to generate internally; Brightcove handles our video distribution; Google powers our search; Escenic provides our web publishing tool; we use software developers in Bulgaria and India.

“Newspaper-web companies should focus internal resource on what they do best: creating premium editorial content.”

Similar to Jarvis’ own mantra of ‘do what you do best and link to the rest’, Roussel’s ‘outsource the rest’ makes sense in a journalism industry where partnerships and collaboration, especially online, seem to be the way forward.

So, outsourcing – not all bad?