David Folkenflik

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Coming Soon To A Filling Station Near You: $1.99 Gasoline

Friday, December 05, 2014

OnCue in Oklahoma City was the first place in the country to drop its price per gallon below $2. Several other cities are likely to get similarly cheap gas soon, an expert says.


'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The New York Times has named former top NPR executive Kinsey Wilson to help its digital news efforts.

Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet appointed Wilson to be one of his top deputies in the newly created role of editor for innovation and strategy, the newspaper announced Tuesday morning.

Wilson was ...


Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

Monday, November 24, 2014

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.


In NPR And AP Cosby Interviews, A 'No Comment' That Said Everything

Saturday, November 22, 2014

When Bill Cosby sat down on Nov. 6 to do interviews with several journalists inside the galleries of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, he may have felt he was in a safe space — there to talk only about an exhibit based on his own collection of art.



'Fake Sheikh' Accused Of Tricking Sources Into Making News

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A new BBC documentary shines a bright light on the so-called "Fake Sheikh," an infamous British tabloid writer who posed as a Middle Eastern sheikh and enticed people into sometimes illegal behavior.


'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.


Friction At First Look Media Spills Into Public View

Monday, November 03, 2014

Internal tension at the digital journalism outfit First Look spilled into public view this week. As First Look itself reported, a spat between journalists and the company's billionair...


Allegations Emerge Against Fired CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Canadian actress has put her name to allegations of forcible sex, joining more than a half dozen others who have anonymously told the Toronto Star that they were assaulted by recently-fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.


At Ben Bradlee's Funeral, Mourners Mark More Than His Life

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral on Wednesday, friends, family and former colleagues paid tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee, the late executive editor of The Washington Post.


Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.


Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.


'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday.


On Vacation, See You Soon

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just a brief administrative note to say we'll be back soon.


Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.


In Forcing Out Senior Executive, New CEO Mohn Puts Stamp On NPR

Friday, October 17, 2014

The ouster earlier this month of NPR's chief content officer, Kinsey Wilson, did little to stir outcry or concern among public radio listeners.

Yet because of Wilson's prominent role in seeking innovative ways for the network to flourish as the audience's habits shift, the announcement generated much attention and consternation ...

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Gas Station TV Capitalizes On A Captive Audience

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gas Station TV is a company that provides television programming on screens at gas station pumps around the country. The company's CEO says its content and advertisements reach 50 million people.


NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Monday, October 06, 2014

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.


Business And Journalism Collide At ESPN

Thursday, October 02, 2014

ESPN is the NFL's biggest business partner, but it's also a news source for objective coverage of the league. Among its reporters is Don Van Natta, formerly of The New York Times.


ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons For Roger Goodell Comments

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simmons criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and pointedly called him a "liar." Melissa Block talks with David Folkenflik.


The Video, The Tabloid Site And The NFL's Unwanted Reckoning

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The NFL built its fortunes on a series of ever-expanding TV contracts worth billions of dollars showing hundreds of games to tens of millions of fans. Now a tabloid news shop has brought all conversation about the NFL to a standstill by posting a silent video lasting less than four ...