David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Megyn Kelly Clashes With Newt Gingrich On Fox News

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kelly's unexpected dispute with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich illuminates why Trump's poll numbers are crashing. Gingrich attempted to lecture Kelly on her fascination with sex and scandal.


AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.


AT&T-Time Warner Merger Raises Concerns Over CNN's Independence

Monday, October 24, 2016

CNN's profitability makes it an attractive part of the Time Warner portfolio that AT&T struck a deal to acquire. Concerns have been raised about whether the deal could compromise CNN's independence.


'The Press Has Poisoned The Minds Of Our Voters': Unpacking Trump's Claims

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Donald Trump has alleged that the presidential election is rigged because, in part, the news media have "poisoned" the minds of voters. We take a closer look at the claim.


Fox News' Chris Wallace Enters Spotlight As Debate Moderator

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fox News' Chris Wallace is known as a tough interviewer but his role as moderator of Wednesday's presidential debate has raised questions. Fox has been highly sympathetic to Donald Trump, and Wallace has lavished praise on his former boss, Roger Ailes, who was ousted as Fox News' chairman after accusations of sexual harassment. Ailes is also serving as an adviser to Donald Trump.


With An Election Loss, Rumors Build That Trump Would Launch TV Network

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

According to The Financial Times, Trump's son-in-law approached an investment banker about the possibility of launching a Trump network. Trump denied the report — calling it a "false rumor."


Feeling Burned By The Media, Trump Turns Up The Heat

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In the past 24 hours, news accounts of unwanted physical contact between Donald Trump and several women have been published.


Erasing Red Ink, Sesame CEO Offers Vision To Preserve Home Of Big Bird

Thursday, October 13, 2016

When Jeffrey Dunn took over as CEO of Sesame Workshop in 2014, Sesame Street's future was in flux. Since then, he has created a plan to ensure the beloved Muppets are around for generations to follow.


Sesame Workshop CEO Outlines Vision To Ensure Show's Survival

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CEO Jeffrey Dunn reveals his not-for-profit company foundered financially in recent years and sets out his vision to sustain the children's television production and its educational mission.


NBC Suspends Billy Bush For His Role On Trump Video

Monday, October 10, 2016

The release of an 11-year-old Donald Trump video has sent reverberations throughout the media, and raised many questions about how news organizations should cover the GOP presidential candidate.


Trump Caught On Tape Making Lewd Remarks About Women In 2005

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Audio of Donald Trump using crude language about women has surfaced. He was chatting on a hot mic before an interview with Billy Bush in 2005, who was then working for Access Hollywood.


Donald Trump, Those Taxes And 'The New York Times'

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Times' story revealing Trump's huge losses two decades ago relies on documents sent anonymously to the newspaper. No criminality by Trump was alleged, but critics of the Times say it broke laws.


Suspended Host's Lawsuit Casts Shadow Over Fox News' New President

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Suspended Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has accused former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of sexually harassing her. She says Ailes' former chief deputy, Bill Shine, acted to shut down her complaints.


Presidential Debate Viewership Signals Changing Media Consumption Habits

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Many pundits and observers anticipated a record or near-record TV audience for Monday night's debate — the first of three — between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The predictions indicate that the media consumption habits of many Americans have changed since the last set of presidential debates four years ago.


Lester Holt's Moment

Sunday, September 25, 2016

For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.


Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.


Trump Calls NBC News Anchor And Fellow GOP'er Lester Holt A Democrat

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In a TV interview, Trump accused all of the scheduled presidential debate moderators of being Democrats. But NBC's Lester Holt is a registered Republican.


Paper Calls For Snowden's Prosecution After Using Information To Win Pulitzer

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The editorial page of The Washington Post calls for Edward Snowden to be prosecuted after he leaked NSA secrets — a leak the paper benefited from. Snowden lives in Russia to avoid espionage charges.


What Is The Media's Responsibility When Reporting Hacked Information?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Does the media have a responsibility to consider the agenda of sources — especially foreign governments — when it's airing hot news that comes from hackers?


Insecurity, Anxiety Were Constant Companions, ABC News' Vargas Says

Monday, September 12, 2016

ABC News TV anchor Elizabeth Vargas opens up about a life dogged by anxiety, insecurity and the hidden shame of alcoholism. Her new memoir is titled, Between Breaths.