Not a bad op-ed by McPhail, and it's interesting to note the budget rabble works with.
But how much of that money goes towards on the ground news gathering? The infrastructure McPhail says is dragging down traditional news - and he's basically grounded his argument in newspapers - seems to be eating up a lot of rabble's news budget, too.
The rabble portion of the site has come a long way since I joined babble and that's not that long ago. So, kudos to the rabble crew.
But rabble had best keep pushing forward and get more news on the site. Newspapers are moving towards mult-media platforms at an astonishing rate. My biggest local paper, the London Free Press, is now in my opinion a half and half print and broadcast-multimedia company that has retained it's strong local content (by that I mean it has a lot of local content) and enhanced it. But even smaller local papers are shooting vids and tossing them on the net to complement the paper.