Socolow speaks to The Hill about CNN’s changes in corporate ownership

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism and former assignment editor at CNN, spoke to The Hill about the major changes at CNN in recent weeks that have sparked chatter in media and political circles about the network’s new corporate ownership pulling it to the political right. “A lot of people on the outside are seeing this as some sort of gambit for audience and viewership. There are much bigger economic and regulatory benefits for the political positioning than any kind of viewership gains,” Socolow said. Yahoo! News, the Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, The Kansas City Star, the Idaho Statesman and other outlets shared the Hill report.