Dr Michael J. Socolow

Dr Michael J. Socolow

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  • Bangor, Maine, USA.
Associate Professor, Communication and Journalism, University of Maine. Media historian whose research centers upon America’s original radio networks in the 1920s and 1930s.

Aiming for novelty in coronavirus coverage, journalists end up sensationalizing the trivial and untrue.

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Reporters are trained to advance a story and report what is new. But that approach can end up shortchanging news consumers, who need greater context and persistent focus on an ongoing story.

A brief history of television interviews — and why live TV helps those who lie and want to hide.

6 min read
Why do TV news shows book interviews with people who lie or obfuscate? Dogged interviewer Mike Wallace was an example of how to do it right. But on live TV, it’s almost impossible to do what he did.
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