David Folkenflik

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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.


Brian Williams Criticized For Exaggerated Iraq Story

Thursday, February 05, 2015

NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams is dealing with scathing criticism over his exaggerated accounts, over the years, of a helicopter landing under hostile fire in Iraq in 2003.


NBC's Williams Admits He Misled Viewers About Wartime Peril

Thursday, February 05, 2015

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.


A Sigh Of Relief For The Murdoch Media Empire

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.


Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Monday, February 02, 2015

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.


Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

Friday, January 30, 2015

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.


Obama Tries To Spread State Of The Union Messages Outside Speech

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

This year, the many of the policy initiatives in President Obama's State of the Union address have been anything but closely guarded secrets. The president has previewed several proposals in the days leading up to the speech. And media consumers now have more options than ever for taking in the speech.


Nancy Grace Says 'Gone Girl' Satire Was Flattering, Made Her Laugh Out Loud

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. "I did not go into this to win a popularity contest," says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.


NPR Appoints Longtime Print Reporter As New Ombudsman

Monday, January 12, 2015

Elizabeth Jensen, who has written extensively about public broadcasting, says she is keen to explain NPR's journalistic choices to the public and offer criticism when warranted.

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Not All Publications Reprint Material From 'Charlie Hebdo'

Friday, January 09, 2015

The attack on the satiric magazine has confronted news organizations with a dilemma: whether to republish or broadcast images of the offending cartoons that appear to have inspired the shootings.


For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy โ€” And Cartoons

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.


DishTV's New Service Targets Cable Cord Cutters

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

DishTV is offering a new digital service for cord cutters โ€” ESPN and a dozen other channels for just $20 a month. Does it lead to a cable-less future?


Fallout Continues For CBC In Wake Of Ghomeshi Sex Assault Scandal

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The CBC's standing in Canadian society is under scrutiny and even attack in the wake of the sex assault scandal embroiling its former star host, Jian Ghomeshi.


Al Sharpton's Two Hats: Cable News Host And Activist

Friday, December 12, 2014

As a cable news host, Al Sharpton is covering big stories such as the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner involving his work as an activist. There can be tension in the two roles.


New Republic Staffers Saw A Clash Between Its Mission And New Methods

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Owner Chris Hughes says his shakeup of the magazine aims to create a sustainable means for its commentary and long-form political profiles, but departing journalists see his plan as destructive.


'New Republic' Owner Defends Strategy Shift That Led Many To Quit

Monday, December 08, 2014

Media correspondent David Folkenflik talks with Chris Hughes, owner and publisher of The New Republic, about last week's editorial shake-up at the 100-year-old publication.