Socolow discusses NYT ‘op-ed’ page with Salon

Michael Socolow, associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, spoke with Salon about the New York Times’ op-ed page in a column about the newspaper’s decision to rename op-eds “guest essays” in the opinions section. “For many Times readers (and even employees), the page looks like a unified platform or singularly powerful megaphone, and therefore anyone given access must be pre-approved and judged endorsement-worthy,” said Socolow, also director of the McGillicuddy Humanities Center.