Media Moves

Reuters to put economic debate online

October 11, 2010

Reuters will host a two-part, live economic debate on its Web site and on YouTube on Tuesday, and two commentators will also be live blogging their thoughts.

The event is apparently the first of its kind in business journalism.

The debate, which will be held at 8 a.m., will be between Laura Tyson, a candidate to replace Larry Summers to be President Barack Obama’s top economic advisor or to head the new Office of Financial Research, and former chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers; and Glenn Hubbard, who held that same position under President George W. Bush.

After the debate, Reuters editor at large Chrystia Freeland will referee a first-ever live video debate with two of the most influential and widely followed political commentators on YouTube, progressive Cenk Uyger and conservative Lee Doren. Uyger and Doren will be live blogging the Tyson/Hubbard debate on and will then deconstruct the debate on video.

To watch the debate live, go here.

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