David Folkenflik

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James Murdoch Quits Family Media Empire News Corp After 'Disagreements'

Friday, July 31, 2020

The rupture capped a period of intensifying criticism of coverage and views in the news empire created by his father Rupert Murdoch, such as in The Wall Street Journal and the Fox News Channel.


NPR Radio Ratings Collapse As Pandemic Ends Listeners' Commutes

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the public broadcaster lost about a quarter of its radio audience in the second quarter of 2020, compared with a year earlier. Even so, digital audiences surged.


Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.


Foreign Journalists Working For U.S. Government Broadcasters May Lose Visas

Friday, July 10, 2020

The agency that oversees international media such as Voice of America is examining visa renewals "case-by-case." Denial could mean expulsion from the U.S. and a return to hostile home countries.


U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.


Fox News Host Newly Fired For Sexual Misconduct Had Prompted Earlier Warning

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Fox News fired Ed Henry after an investigation into "willful sexual misconduct in the workplace." In 2017, a colleague had warned against raising Henry's profile amid the network's effort to reform.


L.A. Times To Settle Suit Over Race and Gender Bias, As Editor Promises Change

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On Wednesday LA Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine pledged greater diversity and sensitivity. Yet in court, LA Times journalists allege longstanding bias against Blacks, Hispanics and women.


Citing A Breached 'Firewall,' Media Leaders Sue U.S. Official Over Firings

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The new CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media Michael Pack has been sued for firing leaders of international broadcasters funded by the government. They claim their dismissals broke the law.


'New York Times', 'Washington Post' Promise Major Changes To Move Forward On Race

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Post announces more than a dozen new jobs involving race and the Times says it will devise a strategy to better hire, develop, support and promote people, particularly people of color.


Trump's New Foreign Broadcasting CEO Fires News Chiefs, Raising Fears Of Meddling

Thursday, June 18, 2020

On Wednesday, President Trump's new appointee as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media dismissed the directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia and other government outlets.


Rancor Erupts In 'LA Times' Newsroom Over Race, Equity And Protest Coverage

Monday, June 15, 2020

Staffers at the Los Angeles Times say editors have failed to fulfill promises of racial equity at the paper including in hiring, pay and the coverage it offers readers.


Pittsburgh Editor Defends Sidelining Black Reporter, Citing Journalism Ethics

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Keith Burris rejects accusations of racial discrimination by the paper after it wouldn't allow a black reporter to cover protests. He says she showed bias in a tweet.


Editors Barred A Black Reporter From Covering Protests. Then Her Newsroom Rebelled

Monday, June 08, 2020

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette barred a black reporter from covering unrest over a flippant tweet. The same day, editors gave a white reporter only a warning for a vulgar tweet about a looting suspect.


Journalists Clash With Newsroom Chiefs Over Protest Coverage

Monday, June 08, 2020

The racial justice fight that has sparked protests across the nation has also ignited protests within some of country's leading newsrooms. The latest incident involves the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


'NYT' Editorial Page Editor Resigns After Op-Ed Backlash

Sunday, June 07, 2020

The editorial page editor of The New York Times has resigned in the wake of a controversy over the decision to run an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton titled "Send in the Troops."


Debate Over Racial Justice Coverage Roils 'N.Y. Times,' 'Philadelphia Inquirer'

Friday, June 05, 2020

After reporters publicly rebelled, leaders at The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer apologize for publishing controversial pieces on law enforcement and the protests over racial injustice.


As Protests Continue Nationwide, Some Say Police Are Hurting Journalists

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Police are seemingly targeting reporters at protests across the nation - sometimes causing significant injuries. Why?


Opinion: 'New York Times' Argues Ronan Farrow Stretches The Facts. It's Messy

Friday, May 22, 2020

New York Times media columnist Ben Smith argues Ronan Farrow stretches his claims beyond the facts. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Farrow says his critics are missing the larger picture.


Fresh Newsroom Cuts At Tribune Stir Mistrust As 'Vulture' Investor Looms

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In recent years, Tribune Publishing executives have prospered while newsrooms endured cuts and layoffs. Many journalists say they resent new cutbacks and fear Alden Global Capital's growing influence.


$4.7 Million Gift To Propel Public Radio Coverage in Midwest, California

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt's $4.7 million contribution will help public radio stations increase news coverage in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska as well as California.