David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Are the Murdochs Dumping Trump?

Friday, July 29, 2022

How a big week of Trump news played out in the media.

Jan. 6 editorials suggest Murdoch has tired of Trump

Sunday, July 24, 2022

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post published separate, searing editorials about former President Trump's failure to act during the siege of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.


The first season ends for the House committee on the Jan. 6 attacks

Friday, July 22, 2022

The House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attacks just ended its first season and concluded that President Donald Trump willfully refused to stop rioters from attacking the Capitol.


Analysis: Trump's infamous obsession with TV helped define Jan. 6 too

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Donald Trump's TV fixation led him to the White House. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will show that obsession also defined his actions on that day.


Austin news outlets release the entire security camera footage from Uvalde shooting

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV obtained the full video from security cameras in Uvalde's Robb Elementary School and made it public. That decision has sparked backlash, and debate.


A rape, an abortion, and a one-source story: a child's ordeal becomes national news

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The Indianapolis Star's story about an anonymous child rape victim from Ohio who crossed state lines to get an abortion became a political lightning rod. Now a man has been arraigned for the rape.


A breakdown of how the Jan. 6 panel has made its hearings so easy to follow

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The panel investigating Jan. 6 has been accused of engaging in show biz with its TV storytelling techniques. Instead, those tricks of the trade are making the hearings tangible and easy to follow.


Jan. 6 hearings use TV tricks to great effect even as critics call them show biz

Thursday, June 23, 2022

It's an extraordinary show of discipline for a congressional committee, with a minimum of showboating, yielding hearings that resemble Dateline NBC or investigative podcasts.


Seth Rich's killing was exploited on Fox News and online. His parents are fed up

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Seth Rich's killing brought incalculable loss to Joel and Mary Rich. Baseless conspiracy theories on Fox News made it even worse. They're speaking out for the first time since settling with Fox.


Fired Fox News politics editor: Trump's ire at election night call led to 'panic'

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

In an interview with NPR, former Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt says that network should have been proud of being first to project that Joe Biden would win Arizona.


Conflict flared at Fox News after Biden's victory in 2020, former Fox editor says

Monday, June 13, 2022

A former Fox News political editor explains how the channel called Arizona for Biden during the 2020 election, and how that enraged former President Trump and controversy erupted within Fox.


Major broadcasters aired the Jan. 6 committee hearings live. Fox News did not

Saturday, June 11, 2022

We look at how Fox News covered the first of the Jan. 6 committee hearings, which it did not air live. The network chose to air it on its business channel, the Fox Business Network, instead.


Only one major cable news channel did not carry the Jan. 6 hearing live: Fox News

Friday, June 10, 2022

Airing the hearing would have required Fox to broadcast flat contradictions of what its personalities have told their audience in the past year and a half: that the riot was a mere legal protest.


Russia threatens to kick out U.S. journalists unless U.S. treats Russian media better

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Russia is warning foreign journalists that they could lose the right to stay unless the situation of Russian journalists in the U.S. improves.


A former TV news executive is producing the Jan. 6 hearings

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection are being staged for TV consumption very differently than in the past — and most networks are taking them live. Fox News is the exception.


The New York Times' new editor will run its biggest newsroom ever — and most outspoken

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Joe Kahn becomes The New York Times' executive editor next week. All he has to do is replace a legend and corral an often-contentious newsroom of more than 1,700 journalists.


Under his watch, Kahn says 'Times' will raise conduct standards for journalists

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Joe Kahn, the incoming executive editor at The New York Times, is replacing a newspaper legend — while facing challenges to traditional hierarchies from a younger generation of journalists.


How the media can cover mass shootings while respecting space for grief

Friday, May 27, 2022

With tragic events like mass shootings, how do journalists balance the need to hold those in power accountable and to tell the stories of those directly impacted, while respecting space for grief?


What the shooting in Buffalo has to do with Fox News host Tucker Carlson

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The man accused of murdering 10 people in Buffalo said he'd been radicalized by a racist conspiracy theory, No one in a position of prominence has done more to promote that theory than Tucker Carlson.


'The New York Times' can't shake the cloud over a 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize

Sunday, May 08, 2022

In 1932, The New York Times' Walter Duranty won a Pulitzer for stories defending Soviet policies that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. The Times disavows his work but not the prize.