David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

NPR Criticized For Interview With White Supremacist Jason Kessler

Monday, August 13, 2018

Friday's interview with the organizer of last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., stirred controversy. Critics argue NPR erred by giving Kessler a platform for his views.

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How Tribune Media's $3.9 Billion Merger With Sinclair Fell Apart

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Tribune Media says it's pulling out of a proposed merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group while also announcing a $1 billion lawsuit against the conservative television company saying its "misconduct" torpedoed the deal.

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Deep cuts threaten The Denver Post's ability to cover a metro region of 2.9 million people. A group of former Post journalists are establishing a digital rival as fears rise over the paper's future.

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Alex Jones' Infowars Site Accuses 'Big Tech' Of Censorship

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Social media sites have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence.

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Judge Dismisses Suits Against Fox News Over Seth Rich Story

Friday, August 03, 2018

A pair of lawsuits against Fox News had been inspired by the events leading up to a discredited story over the killing of a young Democratic Party aide. The story had to be retracted.

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CEO Les Moonves Speaks During First CBS Earnings Call Since Allegations Broke

Thursday, August 02, 2018

CBS reported quarterly earnings after the market closed Thursday. CEO Les Moonves was on hand to answer questions. He faces allegations of sexual misconduct, which was revealed in a story published by The New Yorker.

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CBS Hires Outside Law Firm To Investigate Allegations Against CEO Les Moonves

Monday, July 30, 2018

The CBS Corporation's board of directors decided Monday to hire an outside law firm to conduct an independent investigation into allegations against the company's chairman and CEO.

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Trump And 'New York Times' Publisher Clash Over 'Fake News'

Monday, July 30, 2018

A dispute between the president and The New York Times publisher revives questions about the impact of Trump's anti-press rhetoric. He decried a supposed media conspiracy against his administration.

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Report Details Sexual Harassment Allegations Against CBS CEO Les Moonves

Saturday, July 28, 2018

CBS CEO Les Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct in a new story published by The New Yorker.

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'New York Daily News' Staff Cuts Are Reflective Of Hits To Local Journalism In The U.S.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The newsroom staff of the New York Daily News is being cut in half, serving a big blow to local watchdog journalism in New York. It is also reflective of local journalism being cut across America.

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Tronc Slashes 'New York Daily News' Staff By Half

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tronc cited financial pressures in gutting the newsroom of the punchy New York City tabloid, a major force in local coverage. It has won Pulitzer Prizes and been a thorn in President Trump's side.

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Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Disney is poised to take over most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. The new mega-studio is to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. A fight still looms over Sky.

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FCC Blocks Sinclair-Tribune Deal

Monday, July 16, 2018

A top federal regulator has knocked Sinclair Broadcast Group's planned acquisition of Tribune Media's TV stations off course. The takeover would have further consolidated the local TV business.

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Bill Shine's White House Appointment Underlines Deep Ties Between Fox News And Trump

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bill Shine is going from the Fox News to the White House. Shine left Fox over his role in the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal. He will now oversee communications for a scandal-tarred president.

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U.S. Government To Appeal Judge's Approval Of AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Thursday, July 12, 2018

A month after Judge Richard Leon backed the $85 billion deal, federal antitrust attorneys say they will seek to overturn it. AT&T has already begun to consolidate control of its new media holdings.

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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies Of Cancer

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The longtime columnist for the Washington Post and commentator for Fox News wrote earlier this month that he had "no regrets." He was 68.

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When The White House Can't Be Believed

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

President Trump's order changing policy on separating children from their parents at the border may dampen the outrage factor. But NPR's David Folkenflik says the disbelief factor will endure.

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New 'LA Times' Owner Wants To Compete With 'New York Times' And 'Washington Post'

Monday, June 18, 2018

Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the Los Angeles Times on Monday. He said he hopes it will be perceived "not just as a regional paper, but indeed a national paper and hopefully an international paper."

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'LA Times' New Owner Plans To Compete With 'New York Times,' 'Washington Post'

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Los Angeles Times has a new owner. Patrick Soon-Shiong takes over the paper, as well as the San Diego Union-Tribune and several community and suburban publications in a $590 million deal.

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Tronc's Sale Of 'LA Times' Set To Close, Bringing End To Newsroom Crisis

Saturday, June 16, 2018

The sale of the paper is expected to be finalized this weekend, transferring ownership from troubled parent company Tronc to billionaire California inventor and investor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

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