David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

'Washington Post' Reporter Sues Paper Over Gender Discrimination

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez is suing the paper and a former executive editor. She alleges she was barred from covering Me Too-related stories because she is a sexual assault survivor.

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ESPN's Maria Taylor Is Leaving The Network After A Colleague's Remarks About Race

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Sports anchor Maria Taylor quit ESPN after contract talks broke down and a white colleague suggested that Taylor was promoted because she is Black.

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'I Believe In The Science Of Vaccination': Fox Hosts Like Sean Hannity Change Tune

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity urged viewers Monday to "take Covid seriously," and to believe in the science. It contradicts what he and other top anchors at Fox have said over and over again.

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Latina Journalists' Ousters From Denver TV Powerhouse Spark Outrage

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Denver officials are calling for the firing of KUSA 9News leaders after three Latina on-air reporters were dismissed over the course of a year.

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Latina Journalists Who Challenged TV Station Leaders Were Let Go In Short Succession

Friday, July 16, 2021

At KUSA-TV in Denver, Colo., three Latina journalists were let go in short succession. Each had challenged station leaders on how they cover issues affecting Latinos in Colorado.

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A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The State Department inspector general says six executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media were unfairly punished after they raised concerns about steps taken under Trump appointee Michael Pack.

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After Contentious Debate, UNC Grants Tenure To Nikole Hannah-Jones

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's trustees' earlier refusal to take up her case inspired a bruising national debate over race, journalism and academic freedom.

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Tucker Carlson Says The NSA Wants Him Off The Air. Fox News Isn't Following His Lead

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The Fox News star claims the National Security Agency has seen his emails and texts and plans to leak them to force him off the air. But the network hasn't backed up those claims with any reporting.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees To Vote On Nikole Hannah-Jones' Tenure

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

UNC-Chapel Hill's board of trustees will vote on the tenure of writer and professor Nikole Hannah-Jones. Her work on the 1619 Project stirred opposition, like the donor after whom the school is named.

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Fox News Pays Record Fine Over #MeToo Violations of NYC Human Rights Law

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Under a settlement with New York City, Fox News will not require staffers to enter secret arbitration in new contracts for the next four years. The process kept harassment claims from public view.

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UNC Journalism School Tried To Give Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure. A Top Donor Objected

Monday, June 21, 2021

The star New York Times reporter's bid for a tenured professorship has run aground on racial politics and an approach to journalism that runs counter to the donor whose name adorns the school.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones' Tenure Rejection Rocks UNC Campus

Friday, June 18, 2021

The decision highlights the divisions between her view of the mission of journalism and Arkansas newspaper publisher whose name adorns the school.

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Media Leaders Met With Merrick Garland To Discuss Secret Leak Investigations

Monday, June 14, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland met with The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post — all news organizations that the Justice Department secretly investigated in search of leaks.

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DOJ Says It Will No Longer Seize Reporters' Records

Saturday, June 05, 2021

The Justice Department says it will no longer use court orders to obtain journalistic materials. This comes after disclosures about the department's efforts to investigate various news organizations.

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Why Much Of The Media Dismissed Theories That COVID Leaked From Lab

Thursday, June 03, 2021

President Biden has ordered a probe into the origins of COVID-19. An examination of how the media has covered the theory that it escaped from a Chinese lab, and why it's getting more attention now.

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NPR Names KPCC's A Martínez As New Host For 'Morning Edition' And 'Up First'

Thursday, May 27, 2021

NPR's newest radio host comes from member station KPCC in Los Angeles with a background in sports talk-radio and a commitment to telling stories about the immigrant experience.

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AP Journalists React To Reporter's Firing

Monday, May 24, 2021

AP staffers have sent an open letter to their leaders stating how upset they are about the dismissal of a brand-new colleague earlier this May. AP says her tweets violated its social media policy.

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Media Controversies Embroil Chris Cuomo, Martin Bashir

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Two well-known journalists have found themselves at the center of media ethics controversies: CNN's Chris Cuomo and former BBC correspondent Martin Bashir.

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Hedge Fund Alden Global Sees Victory With Tribune Media Sale

Saturday, May 22, 2021

The Tribune newspapers were sold to a hedge fund intent on doubling profit margins. But Alden Global Capital's victory is an indictment of Chicago's philanthropic leadership. Why did no one step up?

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'Vulture' Fund Alden Global, Known For Slashing Newsrooms, Buys Tribune Papers

Friday, May 21, 2021

Hedge fund Alden Global Capital, known for making deep newsroom cuts, won approval to acquire Tribune Publishing, which includes the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News.

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