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Articles by Michael J. Socolow

Michael J. Socolow is an associate professor of communication and journalism at the University of Maine.
The great interrogations of TV news history didn’t happen live. “There’s one option that could be considered by these programs: not inviting guests who will mislead audiences with provably inaccurate information.”
Recent police raids against journalists in Australia and the United States seek to instill fear in the minds of journalists and their sources — less to punish the last story than to discourage the next one.
“Traditionally, it’s not been state censorship that’s cleansed American public debate. Rather, since the advent of electronic communication, commercial corporations have often acted out of fear of reprisal — from both the government and the public.”