Masthead CMC Magazine / April 1, 1996
 Building Democracy Online, by Scott Aikens and Erna Koch

Citizen Discussion--Minnesota Politics

The discourse in a second forum, "MN-Politics," for citizen discussion of the issues, was as lively as the candidates' interactions on "MN-Debate." Many participants decried the fact that the major candidates basically ignored the challenges and complaints from the debate-watchers (found on "MN-Politics"), forgoing the interactivity that was one of the electronic debate's appealing features.

Section excerpted, with permission, from the prerelease draft of "State and Local Strategies for Connecting Communities" by the Benton Foundation and the Center for Policy Alternatives.

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