David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

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.


Radio's Diane Rehm, A Mainstay Of Civil Discourse, Signs Off

Friday, December 23, 2016

After more than three decades and thousands of episodes, Rehm is stepping away from the broadcast microphone. But her successful show, with millions of listeners, almost didn't get off the ground.


'RT America': The One News Outlet For Which Trump Retains An Unexpected Affinity

Thursday, December 15, 2016

During the election, Donald Trump gave interviews to 'RT' — an English language network owned by the Russian government. NPR looks at the Trump Camp relationship with the Russian propaganda channel.


How to Report on Hacked or Leaked Information

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A review of the tough editorial decisions that media outlets face when deciding how and what to report on in the case of hacked or leaked material.


An Obama-Backed Change At Voice Of America Has Trump Critics Worried

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Leadership of the federal government's foreign news service is shifting from a bipartisan governing board to a CEO. Some worry that could leave the broadcaster subject to White House pressure.


Trump's Continued Ties To 'Celebrity Apprentice' Raise More Conflict Questions

Friday, December 09, 2016

The disclosure of the president-elect's involvement on the NBC show instantly raised questions on twin grounds — that it could serve as a distraction and represent one more conflict of interest.


Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Alex Jones, whose radio show is carried by more than 160 stations, has also said the Sept. 11 attacks were an inside job and the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school never happened.


Trump Is Meeting With 'The New York Times' After All

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The president-elect had tweeted that the meeting was off because the Times had changed the terms. The newspaper said it was Trump's team that was attempting to alter terms.


Trump Airs Grievances, Fields Questions In Meeting With Top TV News Figures

Monday, November 21, 2016

The president-elect met at Trump Tower with executives and anchors from five major TV networks, where he complained about unfair coverage before taking questions about his political intentions.


Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Fake News On Facebook

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Some have criticized Facebook for being a platform that allowed fake news to spread. Following the criticism, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released plans to combat fake news on the site.


The Rise Of Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Son-In-Law

Friday, November 18, 2016

One of Trump's closest advisers during the campaign was Jared Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka. The close political relationship is expected to continue into the White House.


Ex-Breitbart Executive Brings Alt-Right Ties To The White House

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Critics from the left and the right have charged that Donald Trump has invited a modern face of racism into the White House by naming Breitbart chief Steve Bannon to be his chief strategist.


Trump Names Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon As Senior Adviser

Monday, November 14, 2016

Donald Trump brought Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon into his presidential campaign after a staff shakeup. Trump has now announced that Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor in the Trump White House. This is quite a journey for a man who has fostered extreme views at Breitbart and expressed some extreme views of his own.