Opinion

Washington Post publishes op-ed by Socolow on ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast

The Washington Post published an opinion piece co-written by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine, about Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast. The piece, titled “Unraveling the myth of ‘War of the Worlds,’” challenged long-held conceptions that the broadcast caused mass panic and hysteria, arguing that […]

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Barkan writes BDN op-ed on immigrants in America

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Immigrants help make America great,” by Steven Barkan, a sociology professor at the University of Maine and author of “Criminology: A Sociological Understanding.” Barkan also is a member of the Maine Regional Network, part of the Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to […]

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BDN publishes op-ed by higher education grad student

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece, “How a Maine university is addressing pressing social issues,” by Jules Hathaway, a mother of three who has just started her first year in UMaine’s higher education program. Hathaway, who works at UMaine’s Wells Dining Commons, wrote about the steps UMaine Dining services is taking to help […]

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BDN publishes op-ed on Maine leadership by Silka

The Bangor Daily News published the opinion piece “Maine leadership in changing times” by Linda Silka, executive editor of Maine Policy Review at the University of Maine. Silka is a professor emerita of the School of Economics and retired director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at UMaine. She is a member of the […]

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Conversation publishes op-ed by Socolow on violence against media

The Conversation published an opinion piece co-written by Michael Socolow, an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine. The piece is titled, “Violence against the media isn’t new — history shows why it largely disappeared and has now returned.” San Francisco Chronicle, WHYY, MinnPost and Bangor Daily News also published the article.

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LaBouff writes BDN op-ed

Jordan LaBouff, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Maine, wrote an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News titled “‘From away’ should be celebrated, not scorned.” LaBouff is a member of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network, which brings together scholars across the country to address public challenges and […]

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