David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Factual Error Opens CNN Star Sanjay Gupta To Scrutiny Over Dual Roles

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

While covering the earthquake in Nepal, the network's chief medical reporter, who is also a brain surgeon, operated on a young victim โ€” and misidentified her. Does it matter?


NBC News Chief Anchor Lester Holt Wants To Make Each Story Count

Thursday, July 02, 2015

After a scandal knocked out his predecessor Brian Williams, last week Lester Holt become the network's chief news anchor โ€” the first African-American to do so at a broadcast network.


Remembering John Carroll, A Champion Of Tough Journalism

Monday, June 15, 2015

NPR's David Folkenflik, who worked under Carroll at The Baltimore Sun, looks back at the career of the lauded newspaper editor who led the Los Angeles Times to 13 Pulitzer Prizes in just five years.


Rupert Murdoch Plans To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rupert Murdoch plans to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. He will be replaced by his son, James.


Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.


George Stephanopoulos Discloses Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thursday, May 14, 2015

George Stephanopoulos says he donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation from 2012 through 2014. None of the donations were disclosed until Thursday, and the ABC anchor has apologized.

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Al Jazeera America Replaces CEO Amid Lawsuit

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Al Jazeera America is a network in crisis. It recently forced out its CEO after three top female executives left, and a lawsuit raised a slew of allegations of discrimination against women, favoritism and management by retaliation.


Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?


Dr. Oz Responds To Criticism On His Show

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Oz is in the spotlight after a number of doctors signed an open letter to Columbia University asking that it revoke his faculty position. On his show Thursday, Dr. Oz addressed his critics.

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BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers.


Report On Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Cites 'Systematic Failing'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The now-retracted 2014 article on campus rape, according to a report by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, involved errors made at "basically every level of the newsroom."

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Utah Brings Back Firing Squad Executions; Witnesses Recall The Last One

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A new law in Utah allows firing squad as a backup method of execution if lethal injection drugs aren't available. The last time an inmate died by firing squad in the U.S. was in Utah in 2010.


NPR Appoints The AP's Michael Oreskes As News Chief

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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HBO Documentary 'The Jinx' Ends With Surprising Confession

Monday, March 16, 2015

In the bombshell finale Sunday night of HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx," the film's subject, Robert Durst, appeared to confess to several murders.


Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Friday, March 06, 2015

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.


Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.


Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falklands War don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.


David Carr, 'New York Times' Media Critc, Dies At 58

Friday, February 13, 2015

The media correspondent for The New York Times died Thursday night after collapsing in the newsroom. David Carr expertly dissected journalism as an industry and as entertainment. He was 58.


Brian Williams's Suspension Brings Attention To Tom Brokaw

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We look at the fraught relationship between NBC's Brian Williams (who has been suspended without pay for six months) and his predecessor, Tom Brokaw.


Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.