David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Announces He Is Leaving The Network

Friday, October 11, 2019

Shepard Smith, an anchor at Fox News, announced he is leaving the network. Smith's willingness to question the veracity of some of President Trump's statements put him under pressure at the network.

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Former Today Show Host Matt Lauer Accused Of Rape At 2014 Sochi Olympics

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A former junior colleague of former Today Show host Matt Lauer has gone on record accusing him of raping her at 2014 Sochi Olympics. Her account also raises questions about NBC's actions and climate.

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Matt Lauer Accused Of Rape In New Book; Former NBC Star Denies 'False Stories'

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

New details about Lauer's alleged behavior are in Ronan Farrow's forthcoming book. Until now, the accuser's identity and her specific allegation of rape had not been publicly known.

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Mass Layoffs, Chaos At 'Sports Illustrated' Spark Journalists' Rebellion

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Executives told staff members on Thursday that about half the newsroom would be laid off, according to two people present at the meetings. The 65-year-old magazine will be run by a digital publisher.

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How Does A President Handle Impeachment Inquiry Stress?

Thursday, October 03, 2019

President Nixon withdrew during his impeachment crisis. President Clinton turned to historians and berated aides. President Trump? He seeks solace on Twitter through conservative media.

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Rudy Giuliani's TV Appearances May Be Fueling Impeachment Scrutiny

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Democrats subpoenaed documents from presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani, citing statements from a CNN interview. We explore how TV appearances are driving events in the Ukraine whistleblower probe.

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How Conservative Media Outlets Are Reacting To The Trump-Ukraine News

Friday, September 27, 2019

Fox News fans are getting a steady flow of information about the fallout from President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president. Nearly all the network's hosts and guests blame Democrats.

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Critics Assail 'New York Times' After Publication Of New Kavanaugh Allegations

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The New York Times seems unsure of how to handle the controversy sparked by a recent article offering new details on allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Sharpiegate Blossoms Into A Full-Fledged Political Crisis

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

There are allegations the Trump administration is pressuring scientists within government agencies responsible for tracking weather after the president displayed an altered map of Hurricane Dorian.

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MIT Media Lab Director Resigns Over Reported Epstein Ties

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Joichi Ito has resigned as director of the MIT Media Lab after a New Yorker article detailed the lengths to which the Lab concealed funds received from Jeffrey Epstein.

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NPR Names Veteran Media Executive John Lansing As Its New CEO

Thursday, September 05, 2019

John Lansing will succeed Jarl Mohn as NPR's next CEO. Lansing is currently chief executive of the government agency that oversees Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, among others.

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A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Why did it take some of the nation's biggest news organizations so long to take seriously the accusations against the late Jeffrey Epstein? Allegations about his behavior go back more than a decade.

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Why 'Vanity Fair' Story Left Out Abuse Allegations Against Epstein

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The media recently has feasted on news about the case involving the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Yet the press only paid only intermittent attention until an investigative series late last year.

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In A $30 Billion Deal, Viacom And CBS Are Joining Forces

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Viacom and CBS are merging to make an entertainment giant, but it will still be smaller than its competitors.

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Viacom And CBS Agree To Merge In $30B Deal

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Viacom Chief Executive Bob Backish is to oversee the new company, to be called ViacomCBS. The new chairwoman of the combined company is to be Shari Redstone, president of National Amusements.

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Examining The Media Coverage Involving Jeffrey Epstein

Monday, August 12, 2019

We check on how the media has covered Jeffrey Epstein, and the accusations and investigations that ended with Epstein's death in federal custody.

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NPR Announces Newsroom Job Cuts Amid Restructuring

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

NPR's newsroom is reducing some jobs as part of a restructuring move that is also adding positions in other areas, NPR's editorial chief announced Tuesday.

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Gannett Plans To Merge With New Media Investment Group

Monday, August 05, 2019

The nation's two largest newspaper groups plan to merge. Gannett will be acquired by New Media Investment Group, which owns Gatehouse. The cash and stock deal values Gannett at about $1.4 billion.

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Media Organizations Differ In Approaches To Covering President Trump's Tweets

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

How should media organizations react when they suspect President Trump is baiting them with tweets? Some argue they need to stop, others say you have to cover the news.

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News Media Wrestle With How To Describe Some Of Trump's Tweets

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

President Trump's tweets regarding four Democratic congresswomen of color were condemned by fellow Democrats as racist. Most media struggled early on whether to call the tweets racist.

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