David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Julia, A Muppet With Autism, Joins The Cast Of 'Sesame Street'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Julia has bright red hair, big green eyes and she loves to draw. She can be a little shy, but Elmo and Abby Cadabby don't mind. She's voiced by Stacey Gordon, whose son is on the autism spectrum, too.


Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The media titan, long accustomed to influence and access when it comes to Australian and British prime ministers, is poised to enjoy similar status with President Trump.


To Boost Trump Wiretap Claims, White House Leans On Unlikely Source

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The White House has cited Louise Mensch's reporting to substantiate President Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap on him. But Mensch never said that.


Amid Trump Attacks And Snubs, Zucker's CNN Reclaims Newsy Mission

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Jeff Zucker helped make Trump a TV celebrity while at NBC, and some argue the cable network's blanket campaign coverage helped get him elected. But CNN has become a lead target for Trump's criticism.


Trump White House Takes Steps To Plug Leaks

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

President Trump has denounced reporters for relying on leaks and unidentified sources. Yet, the White House has engaged in some leaks of its own to fight the media.


Lashing Out Against Critical Reports, White House Bars Outlets From Briefing

Friday, February 24, 2017

The move blocked reporters from CNN, The New York Times and others from participating and was seen at least in part as retaliation for a Thursday CNN piece on White House-FBI communications.


Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart After Underage Sex Comments

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos is having a very bad few days. The 32-year-old conservative provocateur resigned from Breitbart, lost a book contract and a high-profile speaking engagement after past remarks resurfaced showing him seemingly praising pedophilia.


Anonymous Leaks Gain New Prominence In Trump-Era Journalism

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Many of the revelations about the new administration have come from leaks. Journalism outlets have taken various approaches to dealing with the onslaught of information.


Trump Attacks The Media As 'Dishonest'

Friday, February 17, 2017

Donald Trump decided to hold a news conference Thursday, and spent much of it insulting the news media.


Federal Inquiry Said To Focus On Whether Fox News Broke Law In Harassment Payouts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Attorney Judd Burstein says the securities law probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.


'Wall Street Journal' Editor Defends Trump Coverage At Staff Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017

The top news executive at The Wall Street Journal, Gerard Baker, called an all-staff meeting on Monday to address newsroom concerns he is soft-pedaling coverage of the new president.


John Oliver On Facts, Donald Trump And The Supreme Court For Dogs

Friday, February 10, 2017

In an NPR interview, the comedian talks about why facts matter more to him as a comedian than the president he's about to lampoon. Oliver's Last Week Tonight returns for a new season on HBO Sunday.


Transparency Advocates Fear Trump Officials Will Block Flow of Information to Public

Friday, February 03, 2017

In the campaign, Trump was a dogged advocate for accountability and disclosure. In office, his administration has shown slim inclination to embrace transparency. Open government advocates are worried.


CNN Beefs Up Investigative Reporting

Monday, January 30, 2017

The new effort will be guided by two legendary investigative journalists and will involve at least a dozen new hires and the creation of a new digital home for the new unit.


White House Strategist Steve Bannon Sets Up Fight With News Media

Friday, January 27, 2017

Top White House strategist Steve Bannon blasted the press this week, casting it as the opposition and telling news media that it should "keep its mouth shut." The media outcry has been strong.


Delusions Or Deceptions? White House 'Alternative Facts' Rile Press

Monday, January 23, 2017

President Trump and his top aides spent their first weekend in the White House threatening reporters and insisting on the veracity of demonstrably false statements.


President Trump's Relationship With The Media Gets Off To A Rocky Start

Monday, January 23, 2017

After White House spokesman Sean Spicer called in the media Saturday to berate reporting on inaugural crowd size, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway introduced the concept of "alternative facts."


A Testy Week Between Trump And The Media

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The relationship between Donald Trump, members of his staff, and members of the press has been tested during a week of heated exchanges.


Trump Is Bringing His Love-Excoriate Relationship With Media Into Office

Saturday, January 14, 2017

As during the campaign, the president-elect wants the established media's attention and craves its respect — but gladly will feed outlets into the news grinder if they cross him. Ask CNN and BuzzFeed.


Trump Continues Attacks On The Media During News Conference

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Donald Trump's attacks on the media dominated his first news conference since being elected president. He singled out BuzzFeed and CNN for criticism.