The New York Times Op-Ed page recently asked a few experts to answer this question: If the CNN/YouTube presidential debates still had too much scripting and canned answers, how can we create a real new-media debate? Various folks answered, with Kevin Kelly saying candidates should have webcams attached to their heads 24/7, and Tom Brokaw joked that candidates should answer questions completely through cell phones. Yahoo and Huffington Post also have plans for an online-only debate with candidates in different locations. I’m wondering what you think would be the right way to update the debates for the Internet Age — something innovative, inclusive of the audience, but that doesn’t take away from the live interactive nature of storied debates. Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll run the best ideas in the next Your Take Roundup.
How would you update the presidential debates for the Internet Age?
By Mark Glaser
August 21, 2007
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