David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

When TV Cameras Shut Down, House Democrats Live-Stream Their Sit-In

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Despite cameras on the House floor going dark, a band of Democrats staging a sit-in to insist on a vote on gun control streamed the event, and conducted interviews with media, through smartphones.


Tribune Publishing Takes A Futuristic Step To Become 'tronc'

Monday, June 20, 2016

On Monday, the newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, becomes "tronc" — a company with a futuristic mission built around distribution of "premium verified content." What the heck does that mean?


In Viacom Shakeup, Sumner Redstone Replaces 5 Board Members

Thursday, June 16, 2016

On Thursday, Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc., moved to seize control of Viacom from its chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman. Dauman and four other directors were removed from Viacom's board and replaced with prominent corporate figures.


'Washington Post' Banned From Events By Trump Campaign

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump announced on Monday that he was revoking press credentials for The Washington Post — upset with the major newspaper's coverage of his campaign.


CNN Anchor Jake Tapper Criticizes Media Coverage Of Presidential Race

Monday, June 13, 2016

In this distinctive campaign season, CNN news anchor Jake Tapper sees the need to be more direct than ever in calling balls and strikes for viewers. NPR looks at an anchor trying to keep up with an unprecedented race.


Gawker Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces $140 Million Judgment

Friday, June 10, 2016

On Friday, a judge ruled that a $140 million judgment against Gawker Media will stand. After that, the company announced that it has filed for bankruptcy and will be put up for auction.


Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

Friday, June 10, 2016

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.


Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.


Stanford University Sexual Assault Case Gains Unusual Media Attention

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A woman's sentencing statement about the man convicted of raping her at Stanford became a viral sensation through BuzzFeed and an unusual extended reading by a CNN anchor.


Trump Takes On Media For Questioning His Fundraising Efforts For Veterans

Thursday, June 02, 2016

What raised Trump's hackles this time was questions from The Washington Post about whether he had actually raised — and distributed — $6 million for veterans' causes, as he'd been claiming for months.


Why Trump Called A Press Conference To Bash The Press

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Challenged about his fundraising for veterans, Donald Trump detailed $5.6 million he says he has delivered. But the larger message was his ongoing assault on the media, which resonates with his base.


Manipulative Editing Reflects Poorly On Katie Couric, Gun Documentary

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In the film, Couric asks gun owners a question and is met with dumbstruck silence. That's not what happened in the interview. Instead, NPR's David Folkenflik says, it was a foolish directorial choice.


Viacom CEO Files Lawsuit In Corporate War With Sumner Redstone

Monday, May 23, 2016

A corporate soap opera involving the CEO of Viacom and the company's single largest shareholder intensified Monday and appears headed to a courtroom.


Longtime '60 Minutes' Correspondent Morley Safer Dies At 84

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Longtime CBS News correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84, just days after his official retirement from the flagship program, 60 Minutes.


ESPN Site 'The Undefeated' To Explore Intersection Of Sports And Race

Monday, May 16, 2016

ESPN is set Tuesday to launch "The Undefeated," a digital site and news team focused on the intersection of race, sports, politics and culture. NPR profiles "The Undefeated" and its new editor, former Washington Post managing editor Kevin Merida.


'New York Times Magazine' Profile Stirs Controversy Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, May 13, 2016

A profile of Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama's chief national security aides, reports Rhodes and the administration used spin and manipulation to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal to the public.


Facebook Denies Supressing Conservative News Stories

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A former Facebook employee claims the social networking site censors news from conservative sources in its trending news section, according to a story in Gawker's Gizmodo blog.


Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Friday, May 06, 2016

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.


How The Media Failed In Covering Donald Trump

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The media didn't create Trump, but that's no defense: They missed his rise and enabled him too.


Las Vegas Columnist Quits After Ban On Writing About Adelson

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith resigned after being told he could no longer write about two of the state's biggest players, including his paper's new owner, Sheldon Adelson.