David Folkenflik

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'Chicago Tribune' Reporters Face Tumultuous Times During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Reporters at the Chicago Tribune are covering stories that put them in close contact with COVID-19. Meanwhile, their pay is being cut and their company is preparing to be taken over by a hedge fund.


Bloomberg News Killed Investigation, Fired Reporter, Then Sought To Silence His Wife

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The investigation into Chinese political elites would "wipe out everything we've tried to build there," Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg's editor-in-chief at the time, said on audiotape obtained by NPR.


White House Attacks Voice Of America Over China Coronavirus Coverage

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Trump administration alleges the Voice of America is relaying Chinese propaganda. Founded at the dawn of World War Two, the government-funded news agency is independent by law.


'She'll Fit Right In': Combative TV Pundit's Meteoric Rise To Trump White House

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The White House's new chief spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has a flair for confrontational and sometimes untrue assertions on cable news — much like her boss, the president.


NPR Names Poynter's Kelly McBride As 6th Public Editor

Monday, April 06, 2020

Media ethicist Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute has been named NPR's public editor, an in-house advocate for listeners and newsroom watchdog.


Dr. Anthony Fauci Is Talking To Just About Anyone About The Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

From Fox News to NBA star Stephen Curry's podcast, Dr. Anthony Fauci has done interviews with all sorts of media to get the word out about the science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.


Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020

Facebook says it will give $25 million to help smaller U.S. newsrooms cover the coronavirus. It's pledging $75 million to buy ads in publications in the U.S. and pandemic hot spots in Europe.


Pandemic Threatens Local Papers Even As Readers Devour Their Coverage

Friday, March 27, 2020

The coronavirus recession hit local newspapers almost immediately. Many have already instituted layoffs or suspended publishing. Some may never come back.


Historic Games, Documentaries And ... Marble Races: ESPN Without Live Sports

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

ESPN calls itself the "worldwide leader in sports," but there are few live sports to show. So it's scrambling to fill the time, offering diversions like cherry pit spitting and marble racing.


'The New York Times,' The Unreliable Source And The Exposé That Missed The Mark

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The New York Times' exposé of star litigator David Boies' efforts against Jeffrey Epstein's estate and social circle took inspiration from a source who appears to have lied. Did the reporting hold up?


Trump 2020 Sues 'Washington Post,' Days After 'N.Y. Times' Defamation Suit

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

In the latest salvo against media outlets, the campaign is targeting opinion pieces that invoke concerns that Donald Trump invited aid from Russia to boost his electoral fortunes.


Chris Matthews Is Out At MSNBC

Monday, March 02, 2020

Chris Matthews is stepping down as anchor of MSNBC's politics talk show Hardball. He resigned and retired abruptly Monday night following mounting criticism over embarrassing on-air moments.


Bob Iger Steps Down At Disney, Having Presided Over Several Major Acquisitions

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Disney head Bob Iger announced he will no longer be CEO, designating a successor on Tuesday. Iger has strengthened the company and is leaving it in a strong position to compete against digital rivals.


Publisher McClatchy Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Disrupting 30 Newspapers

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The McClatchy Co. — a publisher of newspapers in 30 markets including Sacramento, Kansas City and Miami — is declaring bankruptcy, citing heavy debt and pension obligations.


Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh's Influence On The Media

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Rush Limbaugh told his listeners on Monday that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The broadcasting icon is a powerful voice in Republican politics.


Making Super Bowl Guacamole? Be Careful To Avoid The Pits Of An Avocado Hand Injury

Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Super Bowl is a big day for guacamole, which could also mean more ER visits. A recent study links avocado consumption to hand injuries.


Last Iowa Poll Before Caucus Scrapped Because Of Apparent Error

Sunday, February 02, 2020

A poll of Iowa Democrats will not be released this year ahead of the caucuses after complaints that Pete Buttigieg was left off it. We find out why this poll matters.


Week In Politics: Impeachment And State Of The Union

Sunday, February 02, 2020

We look at what's next in the impeachment trial of President Trump and what to expect from his upcoming State of the Union speech on Tuesday.


NPR Protests State Department Decision To Bar Reporter From Pompeo Trip To Ukraine

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The State Department has denied NPR's diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen permission to fly with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a trip to Ukraine. NPR is protesting that decision in a letter.


'Washington Post,' 'National Enquirer' In Spotlight After Bezos Phone Hacking

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The alleged hacking of Jeff Bezos' smartphone by Saudi Arabia puts the spotlight on the Bezos-owned Washington Post, which angered the Saudis, and the National Enquirer, which he accuses of blackmail.