[eDebate] DebateScoop grand opening -- weigh in on Brown vs. DeWine
Ross K. Smith
Sat Sep 30 21:24:08 CDT 2006
Think you have no voice? Want to bring debate "out of round"?
DebateScoop.org goes live this weekend, with wall to wall coverage of
the Ohio Senate debate on "Meet the Press" this Sunday morning, October
1st, between Senator Mike DeWine (R) and Representative Sherrod Brown (D).
DebateScoop is a one-stop cyberspace source for electoral political
debate coverage in the United States and it is the only site in the
world where expert debate scholars offer critical analysis of candidate
In the days leading up to the November 7th election, nationally
recognized debate scholars will bring their insights and judgments to
bear on political debates in real time on a weblog for the purpose of
improving public understanding of debate. Such coverage of political
debates by debate experts is unprecedented. Our team of debate experts
will write substantive commentary before, during, and after key
political debates and will host live blogs open for public commentary
before debates. In addition, leading debate experts will contribute
analysis regarding what counts as "good debating" as well as
commentaries on formats, strategies, negotiations, and post-debate spin.
The OH-Sen debate coverage will be led by Steve Mancuso. Bill Benoit, U.
of Missouri has provided format coverage.
Just register there and contribute in the live blog thread or write your
own "diary" assessing the debate or anything about political debates.
DebateScoop is a community-based site, which means that campaigns, the
media, members of the public, and participants in the blogosphere may
register and interact with our team of expert debate judges by posting
comments and diaries related to political debates.
Our aim is, in large measure, to bring the expertise of the debate
community to bear on the national political discussion. That means you.
DebateScoop is a collaborative effort between Wake Forest University,
the University of Mary Washington and the Open Source Debate Foundation
(OSDF) whose mission is to promote debate as a method for producing,
organizing and assessing knowledge and forging sound decisions on the
important issues of the day.
To check it out, point your browser to: http://www.debatescoop.org/
Ross K. Smith
Wake Forest University
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