David Folkenflik

David Folkenflik appears in the following:

Fox News Moves To Have Dominion Voting Systems Lawsuit Dismissed

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The cable news outlet says it is protected by the First Amendment and alleges it sought to show both sides of the legal dispute led by former President Donald Trump over the 2020 election results.


In Denver, Civic-Minded 'Colorado Sun' Acquires Suburban Newspaper Chain

Monday, May 03, 2021

The news site Colorado Sun was created by Denver journalists dismayed over slashing cuts by the Denver Post's hedge fund owners. Now The Sun and a new foundation are taking over 24 suburban papers.


'Project Mayhem': Reporters Race To Save Tribune Papers From 'Vulture' Fund

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Baltimore Sun's Liz Bowie is leading reporters across Tribune properties to find civic-minded owners for the chain's newspapers before a hedge fund with a record of slashing cuts buys the company.


Journalists Battle Against Hedge Fund Giant Alden Global

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Reporters at Tribune Co. papers across the country are trying to avoid the company's purchase by Alden Global. The hedge fund is known to slash budgets and staff in the name of profits.


Kimberly Godwin Makes History As First Black Leader Of A Major Broadcast Newsroom

Thursday, April 15, 2021

ABC News named Kimberly Godwin as president. She will be the first Black American leader of a major broadcast news division. Her hiring comes at a time of significant turnover in TV news post-Trump.


Falun Gong, Steve Bannon And The Trump-Era Battle Over Internet Freedom

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Trump administration and a Democratic activist fought to win millions in federal funds for anti-censorship software tied to Falun Gong. That saga is now at the center of a criminal investigation.


Hedge Fund Alden Global Capital Poised To Acquire Tribune Publishing

Thursday, April 01, 2021

The hedge fund Alden Global Capital is poised to acquire full control of Tribune Publishing. It already owns nearly 200 papers around the country. Those who have worked for the company say: beware.


Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch Heads To Australia As Fox News Faces Headwinds

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lachlan Murdoch, the CEO and executive chairman of Fox Corp., has left Los Angeles for Sydney at a time when Fox News is reckoning with major lawsuits and questions over its direction.


Dominion Voting Systems Sues Fox News For Defamation In Election Coverage

Friday, March 26, 2021

Dominion Voting Systems has sued Fox News for defamation, accusing the network of spreading falsehoods about the company's conduct in the 2020 presidential election.


How Media Coverage Of The George Floyd Story Plays Into His Accused Killer's Trial

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We look at how the media has covered the George Floyd story in the weeks and months since his death, including the protests that followed and how that plays into his accused killer's trial.


'I Was Speechless': Law Firm Investigated Its Own Ex-Client For Trump VOA Chief

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

As part of a contract that earned it more than $2 million in taxpayer money, McGuireWoods investigated an ex-client — a not-for-profit tech fund — for Trump's CEO at the U.S. Agency for Global Media.


Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn't, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them.


Changes in Media

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, some news outlets like the Boston Globe are taking a new look at previously published stories. NPR media reporter David Folkenflik joins us.

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With 'Rightly,' Al-Jazeera Targets Conservative Audience In New Online Platform

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Al Jazeera, the Qatar-financed media giant, launched a new online platform aimed at a conservative American audience. It's called "Rightly."


From Cleveland To Boston, Newsrooms Revisit Old Stories To Offer A 'Fresh Start'

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Boston Globe has begun letting people ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. Here's how a similar effort has played out in Cleveland.


Newsrooms Revisit Past Coverage As Editors Offer A Fresh Start

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Boston Globe will give people a chance to ask to revisit or remove past coverage of their actions that has since damaged their reputations. We look at how a similar effort played out in Cleveland.


Facebook Blocks News Content From Australia

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Facebook is blocking news in and from Australia because of proposed legislation there. Google is striking deals with Australian media. What could these developments mean for what we see online?


Sale Of Tribune Publishing To Alden Global Capital Raises Concerns In Newsrooms

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The company which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun and the Hartford Courant has sold itself to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for slashing its other newspaper holdings.


Examining The Legacy Of Rush Limbaugh, Who Died At 70

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who died Wednesday of complications from lung cancer, was a force to be reckoned with in conservative politics and to be loathed by political opponents.


Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh, A Conservative Lodestar, Dies At 70

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Limbaugh entertained millions, propelled waves of Republican politicians and rebuked the media establishment as liberal. He also trampled the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.