David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Los Angeles Times To Be Sold

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the paper to a billionaire doctor after months of tumult at the organization.

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British Regulators Reject Murdoch's Bid For Sky

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

In a setback for Rupert Murdoch family, British regulators said the planned $15 billion takeover of Sky was not in the public interest and would be blocked unless there is a way to prevent the tycoon from influencing the network's news output.

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Fallout At The 'Los Angeles Times' After Report Of Publisher's 'Frat House' Behavior

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Los Angeles Times newsroom is in revolt against its publisher Ross Levinsohn following the publication of an NPR report that uncovered a history of bad behavior over the last two decades.

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Accusations Of 'Frat House' Behavior Trail 'LA Times' Publisher's Career

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

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Top Fox News D.C. Reporter James Rosen Left Network After Harassment Claims

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Former colleagues allege the chief Washington correspondent left Fox News after sexually harassing female co-workers. Rosen's departure followed network scrutiny of his behavior toward women there.

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Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Steve Bannon, the former Trump adviser, is not only out of job at the White House, he's lost his job at Breitbart News as well. It follows comments released in a new book.

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'Los Angeles Times' Newsroom Employees To Vote On Unionizing

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

This week newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times will vote on joining a union. The paper has not fared well since it was first sold to the Tribune company in 2000, with rounds of layoffs and buyouts that continued under new ownership called Tronc. Now, fresh concerns are surfacing over the paper's new editor-in-chief, Lewis D'vorkin.

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'Daily Beast' Editor-In-Chief Says Unusual Reporter Pairing Is Behind Latest Success

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Daily Beast is enjoying some success with an unusual pairing of reporters at the White House. Asawin Suebsaeng came from Mother Jones and Lachlan Markay wrote for a series of conservative publications before joining the publication. Editor-in-chief John Avlon says he thinks the pairing is helping their coverage stand out.

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Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's movie and TV studios, local sports channels and global satellite TV companies — but not Fox News.

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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Most Of Murdoch Empire

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Rupert Murdoch would keep Fox News and Fox TV but sell off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.

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ABC News And NBC News Dealing With Turmoil In The Wake Of Unrelated Incidents

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Two major network news divisions are addressing problems at the organizations after unrelated incidents. ABC News president James Goldston denounced his own journalists on Monday for a botched story about the federal investigation of President Trump's inner circle. NBC News is facing skepticism from staff as the organization addresses the backlash over the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal.

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The Latest Caught Up In Sexual Misconduct Scandals: Lauer, Keillor

Thursday, November 30, 2017

NBC News anchor Matt Lauer and public radio personality Garrison Keillor are the latest in a string of men exposed for sexual harassment. They are accused of improper conduct with female colleagues.

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NBC Fires 'Today' Host Matt Lauer Following Complaint Of 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NBC News has fired its biggest star today over an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace. Matt Lauer had been with the "Today" show for more than 20 years. In a statement, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that while there was only one complaint, the network had reason to believe the behavior was not an isolated incident.

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Matt Lauer Fired By NBC For 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior'

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Part of a memo by NBC News Chairman Andy Lack read: "On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer."

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'Washington Post' Exposure Of Sting Operation Shows Power Of Fact-Based Reporting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

According to The Washington Post, a woman approached the paper with a dramatic and fake story about U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore appears to be part of a sting operation. She was later seen entering the office of Project Veritas, an outfit that produces videos designed to discredit mainstream media outlets as well as left-leaning activist groups.

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Time Inc. Sold To Meredith Corp., Backed By Koch Brothers

Monday, November 27, 2017

Time announced Sunday night that it had sold itself in a deal backed by the billionaire brothers known for using their wealth and political connections to advance conservative causes.

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Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis

Thursday, November 16, 2017

As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.

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Sean Hannity's Losing Advertisers After Showing Support For Roy Moore

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sean Hannity is getting increasingly lonely in his defense of Roy Moore after accusations that the Senate candidate initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. Critics are calling for a boycott of Hannity — with some success.

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Has Trump's Intimidation Power Affected The AT&T-Time Warner Merger?

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Justice Department told AT&T to drop CNN and other channels if it wants approval of an $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. Is President Trump's anger at CNN driving the government's stance?

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DOJ Set To Block AT&T Takeover Of Time Warner

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Justice Department has informed AT&T that it will oppose the company's planned $85 billion merger unless it sells off CNN — a network frequently derided by President Trump.

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