This is good journalism because it's a good topic. Outsourcing has been a talking point for politicians, businesspeople and consumers for years now, and it would be interesting if the trend to produce overseas is being reversed. That said, I think the story is a bit overly optimistic. GM's and NovaSom's actions do not indicate a national trend. That said, I did not particularly enjoy this story, nor would I recommend it. See my comments.
I think my 3.5 rating is a bit high -- the story is decent and factual and fair, but I think it's kind of small-minded and, frankly, not that well written. I struggled to stay focused after the first graf -- not a strong lede, and it took several paragraphs (seven, actually) to get anyone's voice in there besides the writer's. I also think that the argument the author makes -- essentially, the changing economy is causing businesses to bring production back to the USA -- is kind of ... More »