David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Analysis: Questionable 'N.Y. Post' Scoop Driven By Ex-Hannity Producer And Giuliani

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.


Judge Finds U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Broke Law In Seizing Control Of Fund

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.


Citing Scandal, Senator Proposes Stronger Protections For VOA Newsroom

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.


Trump's Town Hall On NBC To Overlap With Biden's On ABC

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.


Ex-Officials' Lawsuit Says Trump-Appointed CEO Broke Laws At Voice Of America

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.


Acting VOA Director Pledges To Protect Newsroom Despite Inquiry Into Reporter

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.


VOA White House Reporter Investigated For Anti-Trump Bias By Political Appointees

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.


Fox Reportedly Paid Kimberly Guilfoyle's Assistant $4 Million To Settle Suit

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.


How Chris Wallace Lost Control Over 1st Presidential Debate

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.


You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers

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.


Voters' Top Election Questions, Answered

Friday, September 25, 2020

We answer voter questions about this year's election season — from early voting to mail-in or absentee ballots.


Voice Of America CEO In The Hot Seat: Democratic Lawmakers Bear Down On Pack

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.


'Miami Herald' Investigating How Racist Insert Was Distributed In Paper For Months

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.


Controversy Around Breaking News In Books

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.


Attorney Hired To Probe VOA's Coverage Has Active Protective Order Against Him

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.


At Voice of America, Trump Appointee Sought Political Influence Over Coverage

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.


Voice Of America Journalists Protest Trump Appointee's Actions

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.


Voice of America Journalists: New CEO Endangers Reporters, Harms U.S. Aims

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."


As Democrats Kick Off Their Convention, How 1 Network Is Handling It

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.


CEO Of US Agency For Global Media Under Fire

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.