David Folkenflik appears in the following:
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Red flags abound in a story about Hunter Biden that provides fodder for President Trump and his allies. The allegations rest on speculation and assumptions rather than journalistically sound facts.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Judge rules against USAGM CEO Michael Pack's moves to dismiss top executives and board of a fund that helps people who live under repressive regimes to access the Web and to communicate securely.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Sen. Chris Murphy says his bill would "make it totally crystal, 100 percent clear" that political appointees cannot interfere with news coverage, including of President Trump.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
NBC will host a town hall with President Trump at the same time as Joe Biden's town hall on ABC. The two will compete Thursday on different networks after the second presidential debate was canceled.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Five executives, now suspended, accuse U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack of illegally interfering in newsroom coverage of President Trump, Joe Biden and Black Lives Matter.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
The Voice of America's acting director says he'll protect his newsroom against outside pressure. NPR reported Sunday that political appointees investigated a reporter for alleged anti-Trump bias.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
An investigation by political appointees into the Voice of America's White House bureau chief for anti-Trump bias is the latest act that may break federal laws promising its journalistic independence.
Friday, October 02, 2020
Reports of former Fox star and Trump insider Kimberly Guilfoyle's multimillion-dollar sexual harassment settlement suggests misconduct at Fox knows no gender.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The Fox News host is being derided for losing control of the faceoff between President Trump and Joe Biden and letting it devolve into schoolyard taunting.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Fox News viewers don't expect facts from Tucker Carlson, according to network lawyers who defended their star in a slander lawsuit filed by a woman who said she had an affair with President Trump.
Friday, September 25, 2020
We answer voter questions about this year's election season — from early voting to mail-in or absentee ballots.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Two senior Democratic lawmakers are sharply questioning moves by Trump appointee Michael Pack, the CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media. The agency oversees the Voice of America.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
The Spanish language sibling to the Miami Herald apologized after including an insert filled with anti-Semitic screeds. The publishers of both papers admitted the issue has been going on for months.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward made headlines with the revelations in his new books about the Trump administration. NPR discusses why he didn't break news in his publication first.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
The CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Michael Pack, has accused executives of hiring practices that imperil national security. The investigator Pack hired has a protective order against him.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Michael Pack, who leads VOA's parent company, ordered a political appointee to formally review a story on Joe Biden. The move appears to violate bans on political meddling in coverage.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Journalists at the Voice of America are protesting the actions of Michael Pack, the Trump appointee to their parent agency. Among the concerns is journalistic independence from political influence.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Fourteen Voice of America journalists accused USAGM CEO Michael Pack of imperiling reporters. Pack recently said of VOA, "It's a great place to put a foreign spy."
Monday, August 17, 2020
How do you put on TV productions built around spectacles that are not taking place in person, and are unlikely to be spectacular? We examine NBC New's approach to covering virtual conventions.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Critics say the new CEO of The US Agency for Global Media that oversees The Voice of America and Radio Free Asia is undermining these organizations' independence.