Really taking advantage of New Media for Democracy

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.

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