Monday, March 26, 2012

Intelligence Squared Debate About the Future of Media

I was recently watching Andrew Rossi's excellent documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times and saw a clip of a debate on the future of media hosted by Intelligence Squared. The proposition for the evening's discussion was "Good Riddance to Mainstream Media," with the pro represented by John Hockenberry, Jim VandeHei and Michael Wolff, and the con represented by Katrina vanden Heuvel, David Carr, and Phil Bronstein. Being a debate coach and someone interested in the topic I decided to check it out. Really interesting stuff. Although the debate is a few years old I'll be posting a breakdown of it and my thoughts about who had the strongest arguments in the nest week or so. In the meantime check out debate here and if you haven't seen Page One yet it is on Netflix Watch Instantly.