I just found this in the NYT: several experts discussing how new and old media can be used to improve debates.
I haven’t read all, but two stood out (Teachout’s and Rasiej and Sifry’s) . They centered and participation, inetractivity,a nd asynchrony of new media. Like, having candidates provide answers of any length on questions. Having candidates debate each o ther one v one and leave each hour on a site for public to browse as they like. Having public vote on questions. Instead of CNN planting questions.
Bev may want to see this.