David Folkenflik http://wrur.org en Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected http://wrur.org/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 7223 at http://wrur.org 1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial http://wrur.org/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 13:47:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 6930 at http://wrur.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World http://wrur.org/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. Fri, 30 May 2014 23:53:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 6619 at http://wrur.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? http://wrur.org/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 6229 at http://wrur.org What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context http://wrur.org/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 6172 at http://wrur.org Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://wrur.org/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 21:06:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 5800 at http://wrur.org Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media http://wrur.org/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 5567 at http://wrur.org Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step http://wrur.org/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 21:00:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 5538 at http://wrur.org Media Weighs Competition, Collaboration In Snowden Coverage http://wrur.org/post/media-weighs-competition-collaboration-snowden-coverage 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. News organizations pursuing the secrets leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have seesawed between rivalry and collaboration, resentment and achievement. As NPR's David Folkenflik reports, each outlet sought to tame a story larger than any of them.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: Back in the spring, Edward Snowden contacted documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. Her work on the consequences of the war on terror caught his eye. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:39:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 3568 at http://wrur.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? http://wrur.org/post/industry-turmoil-why-buy-newspaper-company Donald Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Co., is the son and grandson of its leaders for the past 80 years. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:19:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 3023 at http://wrur.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company?