(CNN) - If presidential debate organizers want former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to participate in their forums, they'll have to meet his stipulations.
"I would not participate if it was a hostile reporter asking 'gotcha' questions with a certain time limit," Republican Gingrich said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Sunday.
He said instead of participating in debates sponsored by the media, candidates should invite news outlets to cover their debates.
"There's no possibility that I would ever go to a debate and have (MSNBC's Keith) Olbermann or (MSNBC's) Chris Matthews asking questions," Gingrich said.
NBC News - the organization that employs Olbermann and Matthews - and Politico announced plans to host the first Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, sponsored by the Reagan Presidential Foundation in the spring of 2011. A host for the debate has yet to be announced.
"I'd be glad to do it at the Reagan library but without the kind of Mickey Mouse questions asked by hostile news media," Gingrich said.
He said he would rather have a dialogue about the issues between the candidates, and he referenced the series of three-hour debates between former President Abraham Lincoln and Sen. Stephen Douglas in the mid-1800s as a model.
Gingrich also reiterated his plan to announce his decision about a presidential run in 2012 in late February or early March of 2011.