The Conversation publishes Socolow’s op-ed about media criticism

The Conversation published an op-ed about news media criticism by Michael Socolow, University of Maine associate professor of communication and journalism. “Americans across the political spectrum share a growing disdain for journalism — no matter how accurate, verified, professional or ethical,” Socolow wrote. “Yet open debate over journalism ethics signals healthy governance. Such argumentation might amplify polarization, but it also facilitates the exchange of diverse opinions and encourages critical analyses of reality.” The Times Union, the Houston Chronicle, Cadillac News, the Chronicle-Tribune, SFGate, Yahoo! News, New Haven Register, the Daily Progress and other media outlets shared Socolow’s piece.