David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

'National Enquirer' Publisher Looks To Sell Magazines

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Host Ailsa Chang speaks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the news that American Media intends to sell its tabloids, including National Enquirer.


Media Outlets Became A Target After Mueller Probe Results Surfaced

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 election interference ignited an immediate barrage of criticism against the media.


Mueller's Investigation, According To The Media

Saturday, March 23, 2019

For the nearly two years since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed, cable networks CNN, MSNBC and Fox have shaped Americans' perceptions of his investigation with their coverage.


Former Murdoch Executive Says He Quit Over Fox's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Thursday, March 21, 2019

A former top executive for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. tells NPR he left his job because of relentlessly harsh depictions of Muslims and immigrants in Murdoch's media properties, especially Fox News.


How The Media Covered The Standoff Between High School Student, Native American Man

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The media is in the spotlight for its coverage of a standoff between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American elder.


Mueller Team Breaks Usual Silence To Dispute Buzzfeed's Cohen Perjury Report

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The special counsel's office, normally tight-lipped, issued a rare statement Friday night, saying the story — which said the president ordered Cohen to lie to Congress — mischaracterized the evidence.


Tribune Publishing CEOs Are Out After A Series Of Controversies

Friday, January 18, 2019

Justin Dearborn, Tribune Publishing's chairman and CEO, and Ross Levinsohn, CEO of the company's interactive division, are leaving after a series of controversies and a failure to sell the company.


Gannett Faces Hostile Bid From Company Known For Gutting Newsrooms

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gannett, the owner of USA Today and some 100 other newspaper properties has received an unsolicited bid from another newspaper group, MNG, known for imposing severe cost-cutting measures.


Trump's Oval Office Address Presents News Executives With A Catch-22

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

President Trump's first Oval Office address has presented a conundrum for news executives. They're convinced he won't make news and fear he'll mislead the public. But they're broadcasting it, along with the Democrats' response.


CBS Names Legendary Producer Susan Zirinsky As Head Of News

Monday, January 07, 2019

The president of CBS News, David Rhodes, is stepping down and will give way to the CBS producer and documentary-maker. Zirinsky will be the first woman to head CBS News.


Netflix Defends Decision To Pull 'Patriot Act' Episode In Saudi Arabia

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Netflix took down an episode of the show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj in Saudi Arabia as an effort to comply with local law. In the show, Minhaj laces into the country's rulers.


More Harassment Allegations Emerge At CBS

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The network is under fire — again — for its workplace culture and its treatment of female employees. A potential merger could bring more upheaval for the company.


Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.


News Brief: Prosecutors' Flynn Memo, Bush Funeral, CBS' Moonves Probe

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn should not get jail time, feds say. President George H.W. Bush is mourned in Washington. And Les Moonves misled investigators, according to a CBS report.


Draft Report Indicates Moonves Misled Investigators, Destroyed Evidence

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Former CBS head Les Moonves departed the company in September after accusations of sexual misconduct. He may also have destroyed evidence and misled investigators, according to a preliminary report.


NPR CEO Jarl Mohn To Step Down After 5-Year Term Ends In June

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Mohn will step aside to focus on a newly created position to lead the network's fundraising drive. He and his wife will contribute $10 million toward the effort from their personal fortune.


Nexstar Deals For Tribune Stations, To Be Largest Local TV Firm In U.S.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Nexstar's $4.1 billion deal to acquire Tribune Media's 42 stations would give it a presence in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Even after shedding some stations, Nextar would exceed rival Sinclair.


Documents Show How Close The Trump Administration Is With 'Fox News'

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The ties between Fox News and the Trump administration are strong as can be on-air. Documents show how producers ran questions and at least one script by staffers for former EPA chief Scott Pruitt.


CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The White House suspended the reporter's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called him a "rude, terrible person."


Tensions Rise At Fox News Over Coverage And Rhetoric Surrounding Migrant Caravan

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fox News often describes the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico as a coming invasion. President Trump has picked up the phrasing has used it as he campaigns for Republican candidates.