Socolow’s Broadcast Journalism Research Cited in Politico Article

Research by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, was cited in the Politico article, “Unsolicited advice for Lester Holt.” Holt is filling in as anchor of “The NBC Nightly News” while Brian Williams completes his six-month suspension, according to the article. Socolow’s journal article, “‘We should make money on our news’: The problem of profitability in network broadcast journalism history,” was cited in the article. According to Socolow, “The NBC Nightly News” was the network’s second most profitable program in 1968. He also said former CBS News anchor Dan Rather’s ego and eccentricities were tolerated as long as his show led the ratings and continued to make profits, the article states.