Anderson Cooper is one of my favorite reporters because he’s sharp and pays a lot of attention to the critical issues in the developing world.
He’s also got a great feature at his show AC 360, which is a blog open to comments during CNN’s nightly broadcast of the show. Although most of the comments I’ve read would not be considered deep or inspired this idea of having viewers check in with the anchors and provide feedback is a step in the right direction of more “Democratic”, news community driven news. I’m not sure if this will ultimately make the news better or worse, but participation is certainly something they should be experimenting with. Good for you, CNN and AC!