Firstpost.com launches live online debates on Gujarat 2012
Firstpost.com, India’s leading news and views portal launched Live Debates on Gujarat 2012 with a discussion on “Is Gujarat India? Does India want to be Gujarat?”.
The participants of the debate were
- R. Jagannathan – Editor-in-chief , Firstpost.com
- Rajdeep Sardesai – Editor in Chief , IBN 18 Network
- Aakar Patel – Columnist, Firstpost.com
- Sandip Roy - Editor, Firstpost.com
Firstpost used “Google Hangout” to engage with a group of Gujarat experts and Editorial staff to discuss various views on the importance of the Gujarat election. As a second step to participation that has been largely through text and social, Firstpost is using video to engage its readers with its editorial views. Happening in real-time, this is the ideal way to get readers involved in helping shape the conversation and move the digital editorial one-step closer to the audience. Users could watch, comment, follow the liveblog and join the live debate.