David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

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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Longtime Newspaper To Shut Down In Youngstown, Ohio

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Youngstown, Ohio, will soon be without a newspaper. For 150 years, the town has been served by The Vindicator. Now the owners say the paper's long run will come to an end on Aug. 31.

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Cash-Strapped NRA Shuts Down Its Online Channel NRATV

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The National Rifle Association will stop producing new content for its online streaming service, NRATV. The move is described as a strategic change but is also part of a fight over the group's future.

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'New York Times' Publisher Defends Paper Against Trump's 'Treason' Accusations

Thursday, June 20, 2019

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger defended the paper against ongoing attacks by President Trump in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal.

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'Sports Illustrated' Is Sold Again, But Publishing Won't Shift To New Owner Yet

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Authentic Brands Group is buying the iconic magazine to take advantage of licensing opportunities. Meredith Corp., which acquired it in 2018, will continue to publish the magazine.

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Tampered Videos Threaten To Hijack 2020 Political Conversations

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Videos suggesting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk and slurring her words went viral. They were proven to be fake but the damage was done. Should Facebook have taken them down?

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CBS News Places Gayle King Front And Center In Revamp

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CBS's Gayle King is having a moment at a time of scandals and ratings struggles at the network. She has emerged with a hefty new contract and a new team as the new CBS This Morning debuted Monday.

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Gayle King Is Front And Center After 'CBS This Morning' Revamp

Monday, May 20, 2019

CBS' Gayle King is having a moment at a time of scandals and ratings struggles at the network. She's emerged with a hefty new contract and a new team as the new CBS This Morning debuts Monday.

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Police Raid Of Journalist's Home In San Francisco Sets Off First Amendment Firestorm

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

San Francisco police raided a freelance journalist's home on Friday to find out the source of a damaging leak. The raid set off a firestorm and plays into broader fears about press freedoms.

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CBS News Announces Changes To Flagship Shows

Monday, May 06, 2019

CBS News is changing the lineup of its flagship shows: CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News — amid rating concerns, and fallout from sexual harassment revelations.

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