David Folkenflik

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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.


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.


New 'New Republic': A 'Vertically Integrated Digital Media Company'

Monday, December 08, 2014

The magazine saw an exodus of 50 top contributors in the days after billionaire owner Chris Hughes, formerly of Facebook, announced The New Republic was going to move to New York and transform.


Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rolling Stone says new discrepancies have emerged in its recent story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia.

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Coming Soon To A Filling Station Near You: $1.99 Gasoline

Friday, December 05, 2014

OnCue in Oklahoma City was the first place in the country to drop its price per gallon below $2. Several other cities are likely to get similarly cheap gas soon, an expert says.


'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.


Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

Monday, November 24, 2014

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.


In NPR And AP Cosby Interviews, A 'No Comment' That Said Everything

Saturday, November 22, 2014

After rape allegations against him gained renewed scrutiny in October, Bill Cosby stayed quiet. NPR had one of the first chances to get that silence on record, and led AP to reconsider its coverage.


'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called "Fake Sheikh," an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.


'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.


Friction At First Look Media Spills Into Public View

Monday, November 03, 2014

Internal tension at the digital journalism outfit First Look spilled into public view this week. As First Look itself reported, a spat between journalists and the company's billionaire founder ended with the departure of one of its most prominent employees, writer Matt Taibbi.