The People

Following along the same trajectory that brought TV and then bloggers to political conventions, the CNN/YouTube debates were the next step in the transformation of American politics. While it was good that CNN took the step, I didn’t get the sense that they understand what Digital Journalism is really about or how much the paradigm shift will change their role. CNN has reported that the YouTube effect is causing candidates to lose control, but big media is helping to weaken its own grip on the public mind(a good thing). The people(including some the candidates) will realize they don’t need Anderson Cooper to mangage the conversation. Eventually the people will ask and the candidates will answer on an ongoing basis.

Rethinking Politics

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