David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing

Friday, February 24, 2017

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.


Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart After Underage Sex Comments

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a very bad few days. The 32-year-old conservative provocateur resigned from Breitbart, lost a book contract and a high-profile speaking engagement after past remarks resurfaced showing him seemingly praising pedophilia.


Anonymous Leaks Gain New Prominence In Trump-Era Journalism

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Many of the revelations about the new administration have come from leaks. Journalism outlets have taken various approaches to dealing with the onslaught of information.


Trump Attacks The Media As 'Dishonest'

Friday, February 17, 2017

Donald Trump decided to hold a news conference Thursday, and spent much of it insulting the news media.


Federal Inquiry Said To Focus On Whether Fox News Broke Law In Harassment Payouts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Attorney Judd Burstein says the securities law probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.


'Wall Street Journal' Editor Defends Trump Coverage At Staff Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017

The top news executive at The Wall Street Journal, Gerard Baker, called an all-staff meeting on Monday to address newsroom concerns he is soft-pedaling coverage of the new president.


John Oliver On Facts, Donald Trump And The Supreme Court For Dogs

Friday, February 10, 2017

In an NPR interview, the comedian talks about why facts matter more to him as a comedian than the president he's about to lampoon. Oliver's Last Week Tonight returns for a new season on HBO Sunday.


Transparency Advocates Fear Trump Officials Will Block Flow of Information to Public

Friday, February 03, 2017

In the campaign, Trump was a dogged advocate for accountability and disclosure. In office, his administration has shown slim inclination to embrace transparency. Open government advocates are worried.


CNN Beefs Up Investigative Reporting

Monday, January 30, 2017

The new effort will be guided by two legendary investigative journalists and will involve at least a dozen new hires and the creation of a new digital home for the new unit.


White House Strategist Steve Bannon Sets Up Fight With News Media

Friday, January 27, 2017

Top White House strategist Steve Bannon blasted the press this week, casting it as the opposition and telling news media that it should "keep its mouth shut." The media outcry has been strong.


Delusions Or Deceptions? White House 'Alternative Facts' Rile Press

Monday, January 23, 2017

President Trump and his top aides spent their first weekend in the White House threatening reporters and insisting on the veracity of demonstrably false statements.


President Trump's Relationship With The Media Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Monday, January 23, 2017

After White House spokesman Sean Spicer called in the media Saturday to berate reporting on inaugural crowd size, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway introduced the concept of "alternative facts."


A Testy Week Between Trump And The Media

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The relationship between Donald Trump, members of his staff, and members of the press has been tested during a week of heated exchanges.


Trump Is Bringing His Love-Excoriate Relationship With Media Into Office

Saturday, January 14, 2017

As during the campaign, the president-elect wants the established media's attention and craves its respect — but gladly will feed outlets into the news grinder if they cross him. Ask CNN and BuzzFeed.


Trump Continues Attacks On The Media During News Conference

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.


Trump Criticizes 'BuzzFeed' For Unverified Story About His Ties To Russia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Donald Trump held his first news conference since the election on Wednesday, and made nice with some news organizations, while going after others. Trump was sharply critical of BuzzFeed for running an unverified story that Russia has "compromising" information about him.


Fox News Allegedly Settled Sexual Harassment Case Against Bill O'Reilly

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fox News has another sexual harassment story on its hands, this one involving Bill O'Reilly, arguably the network's biggest star. O'Reilly was accused of harassing another Fox employee, reporter Juliet Huddy, in 2011. Published reports confirmed by NPR indicate 21st Century Fox paid Huddy a sum "in the high six figures" to drop the matter.


President-Elect Donald Trump Will Hold First Press Conference Since Before Election

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says, historically, leaders have distinguished "news" from "press" conferences to undercut the role of the press.


Rising Star Megyn Kelly To Leave Fox News For NBC

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A statement released on Tuesday by NBC News said Megyn Kelly will host a weekday morning program and will also have a Sunday evening show. The switch will take place later this year.


Trump Essay Signals Shift In Approach For 'Teen Vogue'

Friday, December 23, 2016

An essay posted earlier this month about the concept gas-lighting and how it applied to the 2016 elections highlighted a surprising seriousness of purpose from a magazine traditionally devoted to fashion and pop culture. NPR profiles the two 20-something editors of Teen Vogue.