David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling led to a lifelong ban from the NBA. But they were made in what appears to have been a private setting. Should that matter?


So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context

Friday, April 25, 2014

The news business is evolving: There's a new land rush by news organizations seeking not just to break the news, but also to explain it using data-driven analyses.


Tech News Site Re/code Creates Buzz In Silicon Valley

Monday, April 07, 2014

Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences.


Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bloomberg News finds itself under unwelcome scrutiny, as its parent company's chairman suggests that reporting on the corruption of China ruling elites isn't part of its core mission.


Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss has died at the age of 71. He was known best for his incisive books on Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and the murder case of a former Green Beret doctor.


After Newsweek 'Outs' Purported Bitcoin Founder, Questions Follow

Friday, March 07, 2014

A Newsweek cover story explores the identity of "Satoshi Nakamoto," the purported founder of the digital currency Bitcoin. Though it's drawn doubt and controversy, Newsweek is standing by its story.


Crisis In Ukraine Reveals Tensions Within RT's Newsroom

Friday, March 07, 2014

The name of the cable news network RT used to stand for Russia Today, and it is funded by the Russian government. The network's three channels serve as a propaganda arms of the Kremlin.


Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Owners of The Oregonian are shedding the identity of a daily print newspaper and emphasizing digital content instead. The shift has been received with both cheers and outrage nationwide.


Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step

Monday, February 24, 2014

CNN has announced that it is canceling the show of its primetime host, Piers Morgan. A former British tabloid editor and reality show judge, Morgan was named three years ago to replace Larry King.


Murdoch's World

Monday, December 09, 2013

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR News, explains how Rupert Murdoch, the man behind Britain’s tabloids, who reinvigorated Roger Ailes by backing his vision for Fox News has survived the phone hacking scandals. In Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires looks at how he build his media empire, what his involvement could have been in the bribery and phone hacking scandals, his company’s culture, and the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson.


OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

BuzzFeed's digital traffic is stratospheric, driven largely by animated GIFs and lists, like the 10 most life-affirming dog rescue stories. But the social media outfit is in the proce...


The Man, The Media, The Murdoch Empire

Friday, November 08, 2013

With the News of the World phone hacking case currently at trial, we take a look at Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, which has been shaken since the scandal broke. Brooke speaks to NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about his new book “Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.”

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Murdoch's World

Friday, November 01, 2013

As the trial of News International CEO Rebekah Brooks gets underway over her role in the phone hacking scandal, David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent and author of Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires (PublicAffairs, 2013), talks about the scandal's impact on the media empire.

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Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Journalists who were once among the most powerful in the United Kingdom go on trial in London on Monday. The trial is the result of a 2011 hacking scandal that electrified the media on both sides of the Atlantic and sank Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.

The trial is ...