David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Tech News Site Re/code Creates Buzz In Silicon Valley

Monday, April 07, 2014

Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.


Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bloomberg News finds itself under unwelcome scrutiny, as its parent company's chairman suggests that reporting on the corruption of China ruling elites isn't part of its core mission.


Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor.


After Newsweek 'Outs' Purported Bitcoin Founder, Questions Follow

Friday, March 07, 2014

A Newsweek cover story explores the identity of "Satoshi Nakamoto," the purported founder of the digital currency Bitcoin. Though it's drawn doubt and controversy, Newsweek is standing by its story.


Crisis In Ukraine Reveals Tensions Within RT's Newsroom

Friday, March 07, 2014

The name of the cable news network RT used to stand for Russia Today, and it is funded by the Russian government. The network's three channels serve as a propaganda arms of the Kremlin.


Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Owners of The Oregonian are shedding the identity of a daily print newspaper and emphasizing digital content instead. The shift has been received with both cheers and outrage nationwide.


Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step

Monday, February 24, 2014

CNN has announced that it is canceling the show of its primetime host, Piers Morgan. A former British tabloid editor and reality show judge, Morgan was named three years ago to replace Larry King.


Murdoch's World

Monday, December 09, 2013

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News, explains how Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Britain’s tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes by backing his vision for Fox News has survived the phone hacking scandals. In Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires looks at how he build his media empire, what his involvement could have been in the bribery and phone hacking scandals, his company’s culture, and the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.


China Threatens To Expel Reporters After Reports On Leaders' Wealth

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Chinese authorities have threatened to toss out all of the reporters for The New York Times and Bloomberg in China after 18 months of blockbuster stories exposing corruption among the elites — including, in the Times case, the family of Premier Wen Jiabao, who ruled for a decade, and Bloomberg's reporting on Li Keqiang, who took over in March. It is a reaction that has not been seen since the earliest days after the thawing of relations between the U.S. and China in the mid-1970s.


OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

BuzzFeed's digital traffic is stratospheric, driven largely by animated GIFs and lists, like the 10 most life-affirming dog rescue stories. But the social media outfit is in the process of building up a team of journalists to offer original news reporting, raising questions of just what it intends to be.


In Reversal, CBS Retracts Account From '60 Minutes' Benghazi Source

Friday, November 08, 2013

On Friday, CBS News retracted a key element of an investigative report about the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, saying the network had been misled. CBS had defended its story for days despite growing doubts about the credibility of the British security contractor it presented as an eyewitness to the attack.


The Man, The Media, The Murdoch Empire

Friday, November 08, 2013

With the News of the World phone hacking case currently at trial, we take a look at Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, which has been shaken since the scandal broke. Brooke speaks to NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about his new book “Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.”

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Murdoch's World

Friday, November 01, 2013

As the trial of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks gets underway over her role in the phone hacking scandal, David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (PublicAffairs, 2013), talks about the scandal's impact on the media empire.

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Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense

Sunday, October 27, 2013

British news executives go to trial Monday following the phone hacking and bribery scandal that sank Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. The trial is expected to reveal details of the uncomfortably cozy relationship between the media and political elites.


AP Firings Leave Many In News Media Scratching Their Heads

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A brief Associated Press story that wrongly claimed Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had been accused in court documents of lying to a federal investigator has resulted in the firings of several AP journalists.


Why's eBay's Pierre Omidyar Bankrolling A Jouralism Startup?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Glenn Greenwald's series of national security scoops throughout the summer for the NSA convinced him he wanted to do more reporting, and needed a place beyond the reach of the British authorities to do it. He has found a partner in Pierre Omidyar, the billionaire co-founder of eBay who has taken an interest in investigative journalism.


Media Weighs Competition, Collaboration In Snowden Coverage

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

British paper The Guardian announced last Friday that it would share classified documents acquired from Edward Snowden with The New York Times. News organizations pursuing the disclosures made by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have seesawed between rivalry and collaboration — resentment and achievement.


Al Jazeera Offers Americans An Alternative For News

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The cable news channel Al Jazeera America launched on Tuesday, and is now available in more than 40 million households. But there are many people inside the industry skeptical that its promise of thoughtful and serious news coverage can convince Americans to tune in.


NPR CEO Knell To Leave After 2 years On The Job

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CEO Gary Knell announced on Monday that he is leaving NPR to take the helm at National Geographic Society. The offer was too good to refuse, Knell told NPR staffers, giving him the chance to lead a larger educational and publishing and television organization on a "global stage."


A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's something you don't find much among reporters today, but Jack Germond actually liked politicians. That doesn't mean he suffered phonies. The longtime political journalist, who died Wednesday at 85, was one of the legendary "boys on the bus," who also liked to spend time at the real racetrack.