David Folkenflik http://kanw.com en Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch's Big-Dollar Bid For Media Giant http://kanw.com/post/time-warner-rebuffs-rupert-murdochs-big-dollar-bid-media-giant Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. There are few media companies bigger than 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. And today came reports of a possible merger that would create a huge new empire. If Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bought Time Warner, all of these media brands could have the same owner. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:06:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 46015 at http://kanw.com Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected http://kanw.com/post/murdoch-says-his-bid-rival-time-warner-was-rejected Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 45992 at http://kanw.com 1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial http://kanw.com/post/1-editor-cleared-1-found-guilty-uk-phone-hacking-trial Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A British jury has reached verdicts in a trial stemming from a scandal involving hacking by tabloids. Several former editors and executives of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers face charges. Former News of the World editor, Andrew Coulson, was found guilty. Other editors were not. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik has been covering this story. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44999 at http://kanw.com To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media http://kanw.com/post/defeat-goliath-david-brat-got-help-conservative-media Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In trying to reconstruct how Congressman Cantor was defeated, another partial explanation surfaced in the media. Perhaps, it was the media. Here's NPR's media correspondent, David Folkenflik.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: David Brat had a pretty clear idea of at least one of the keys to his victory. He identified it this morning on "The Laura Ingraham Show."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF RADIO SHOW, "THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW")<p>LAURA INGRAHAM: Hey Dave, how are you?<p>DAVID BRAT: Hey Laura. Hey I'm doing great. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:10:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44450 at http://kanw.com 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' http://kanw.com/post/new-york-times-editor-losing-snowden-scoop-really-painful When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the fateful decision to share sensitive documents with reporters revealing <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/190293264/edward-snowden">secret and mass gathering</a> of the metadata associated with the phone calls made by tens of millions of Americans, he had to figure out which news outfit to trust.<p>But Snowden already knew the one place he didn't trust: <em>The New York Times</em>. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:35:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44218 at http://kanw.com 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' Judge Sums Phone-Hacking Details, As Jury Prepares To Decide Case http://kanw.com/post/judge-sums-phone-hacking-details-jury-prepares-decide-case Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. In a courtroom in London this week, a judge has been summarizing the case against seven defendants in the British tabloid hacking trial. Jurors are about to weigh a litany of charges stemming from the bribery and phone hacking scandal. And this is the one that led Rupert Murdoch to shut down his best-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has covered the story extensively and joins us now. And David, first, give us some context. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:16:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44209 at http://kanw.com An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World http://kanw.com/post/old-fashioned-newspaper-man-takes-helm-digital-world <em>The New York Times</em>' new executive editor, Dean Baquet, took over just two weeks ago, yet he appears perfectly comfortable in his perch atop the worlds of journalism and New York. He smokes fine cigars to relax, wears elegant loafers and excuses his decision to keep his suit coat on during our conversation by saying that's just who he is.<p>But Baquet's identity is wrapped up in a city and a different reality more than 1,000 miles away.<p>"I did not grow up with a whole lot of money in New Orleans," Baquet told me. Sat, 31 May 2014 00:02:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43958 at http://kanw.com An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions http://kanw.com/post/npr-end-tell-me-more-eliminate-28-positions NPR announced Tuesday that it would cease broadcast of the weekday program <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/5201175/michel-martin" target="_blank">Tell Me More</a> on Aug. 1 and eliminate 28 positions as part of a larger effort to end the company's persistent budget deficits.<p>"These times require that we organize ourselves in different ways and that we're smarter about how we address the different platforms that we reach our audiences on," NPR Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Kinsey Wilson said. Tue, 20 May 2014 16:44:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43467 at http://kanw.com NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions Meet NPR's New Chief Executive: Jarl Mohn http://kanw.com/post/meet-nprs-new-chief-executive-jarl-mohn NPR announced the selection of a new CEO. His name is Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio disc jockey and former media executive, who's been a venture capitalist and corporate board member in recent years. The appointment of Mohn follows last year's departure of Gary Knell, who left NPR to run the National Geographic Society. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 09 May 2014 20:11:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43007 at http://kanw.com What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? http://kanw.com/post/racist-remarks-behind-closed-doors-was-sterlings-privacy-violated You can't forget what you've heard with your own ears.<p>Thanks to the widespread broadcast of his beliefs on race, the disgrace of Los Angeles Clippers owner <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/307346669/donald-sterling">Donald Sterling</a> is now cemented, and the NBA is seeking to force him to sell the team.<p>NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledged as much at a news conference Tuesday, during which he announced that Sterling was banned from the league for life for his remarks on race.<p>Jovian Wei of Fox News asked, "Should someone lose their team for remarks shared in private — is this a s Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 42621 at http://kanw.com What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context http://kanw.com/post/so-much-scoops-newspapers-turn-data-crunching-and-context Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish. Verticals, context blogs, explainers, those are the buzzwords of the news business. From some of the nation's oldest papers to the newest digital news startups, there's a rush to create sites that emphasize context rather than good old-fashioned scoops. The focus now is to blend fresh writing, number crunching and striking graphics. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:51:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 42429 at http://kanw.com Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://kanw.com/post/resignation-revives-doubts-about-bloomberg-china-coverage <em>Bloomberg News</em> finds itself under unwelcome scrutiny once again, as its parent company's chairman suggests that reporting on the corruption of China ruling elites isn't part of its core mission. A key China editor also revealed this week that he had quit <em>Bloomberg</em> in protest of a decision not to publish a subsequent investigation. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:55:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 41043 at http://kanw.com Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71 http://kanw.com/post/joe-mcginniss-headline-grabbing-author-dies-71 Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Journalist and bestselling author Joe McGinness has died. The author of classic books about politics and true crime was 71 years old. He suffered from complications due to inoperable prostate cancer. As NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik recalls, McGinness courted controversy throughout his career.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: The concept of hypocrisy is woven through Joe McGinness' work, the chasm separating our public and private selves. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:12:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 40401 at http://kanw.com Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media http://kanw.com/post/out-portland-digital-ripple-hits-us-news-media Owners of The Oregonian are shedding the identity of a daily print newspaper and emphasizing digital content instead. The shift has been received with both cheers and outrage nationwide. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:07:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 39952 at http://kanw.com Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step http://kanw.com/post/piers-morgan-shown-door-while-cnn-weighs-its-next-step Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>CNN has announced that it's canceling "Piers Morgan Live." The primetime show has suffered from weak ratings and controversy. Piers Morgan is British and a former tabloid editor and reality show judge. He was named three years ago to replace Larry King as CNN's most prominent interviewer. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us from our New York bureau to sort through this. And first, David, why ultimately did Morgan fail? Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:09:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 39810 at http://kanw.com Consumer Advocates Alarmed By $45 Billion Deal http://kanw.com/post/consumer-advocates-alarmed-45-billion-deal Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Comcast is already the nation's biggest cable TV and Internet service provider. And now, it's trying to get a whole lot bigger. The company struck a deal to buy its top cable rival, Time Warner Cable. The price tag, $45 billion. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:12:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 39386 at http://kanw.com News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out http://kanw.com/post/news-or-ad-online-advertisers-hope-youll-click-find-out <em>The New York Times</em> unveiled a major redesign of its digital offerings Wednesday. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:14:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 37907 at http://kanw.com News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW? http://kanw.com/post/omg-buzzfeeds-investing-serious-news-coverage-it-ftw Anyone who has hankered for a list of 10 of the most life-affirming <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/10-of-the-most-life-affirming-dog-rescue-stories-e" target="_blank">dog rescue stories</a> ever can rely on the social media site BuzzFeed.<p>That list of <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/11-classic-horror-films-that-should-have-never-been-remade" target="_blank">11 classic horror films</a> that should never have been remade? Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:04:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 36528 at http://kanw.com OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW? Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense http://kanw.com/post/british-hacking-trial-showcase-cozy-ties-between-media-political-elite Journalists who were once among the most powerful in the United Kingdom go on trial in London on Monday. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 34981 at http://kanw.com Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond http://kanw.com/post/lover-horse-races-and-horses-remembering-jack-germond Political reporter Jack Germond smoked and loved martinis and red wine and fine food and betting on horses — he lived life large and didn't suffer phonies.<p>But here's the thing about Germond, who died Wednesday at age 85: He liked politicians. That's something you don't find much among reporters today.<p>"By and large, I find that, first of all, most politicians have something — some public purpose — they want to accomplish," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1068062">he told NPR in 1999</a>. "They are not greedy, as people think they are. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:41:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 31921 at http://kanw.com A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond