David Folkenflik http://nhpr.org en 1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial http://nhpr.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 50747 at http://nhpr.org To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media http://nhpr.org/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 50080 at http://nhpr.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World http://nhpr.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. Sat, 31 May 2014 00:02:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 49477 at http://nhpr.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions http://nhpr.org/post/npr-end-tell-me-more-lay-28-people 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 16:28:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 48819 at http://nhpr.org NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions NPR Picks Jarl Mohn As Its Next CEO http://nhpr.org/post/npr-picks-jarl-mohn-its-next-ceo Jarl Mohn replaces Gary Knell, who left last year to run the National Geographic Society. Mohn is slated to start work at NPR on July 1. Tue, 13 May 2014 11:50:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 48387 at http://nhpr.org What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? http://nhpr.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 47678 at http://nhpr.org What About Donald Sterling's Right To Privacy? So Much For Scoops: Newspapers Turn To Data-Crunching And Context http://nhpr.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 21:22:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 47432 at http://nhpr.org Tech News Site Re/code Creates Buzz In Silicon Valley http://nhpr.org/post/tech-news-site-recode-creates-buzz-silicon-valley Re/code is a new tech site that doesn't charge its readers or expect to make much from ads. Instead, it has a successful conference business. Other media also see potential profits in conferences. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:24:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 46300 at http://nhpr.org Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://nhpr.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 45617 at http://nhpr.org Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media http://nhpr.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 44281 at http://nhpr.org Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step http://nhpr.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 21:20:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 44084 at http://nhpr.org Cable Deal: Comcast To Buy Time Warner http://nhpr.org/post/comcast-buy-time-warner-according-reports Comcast has confirmed it is buying Time Warner. The merger would combine the country's two largest cable companies and likely draw scrutiny from regulators. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:27:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43486 at http://nhpr.org eBay Co-Founder's Media Company Launches Digital Magazine http://nhpr.org/post/ebay-co-founders-media-company-launches-digital-magazine Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning.<p>In the coming weeks, NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik will tell us about media outlets grappling with how to report and present the news, and how to pay for that reporting amid major changes in the industry. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:55:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43347 at http://nhpr.org Abuse Allegations Revive Woody Allen's Trial By Media http://nhpr.org/post/allegations-reconvene-woody-allens-trial-media The comedian and movie director Woody Allen responded vigorously late Friday to allegations that he had sexually abused his daughter more than two decades ago.<p>The story of why Allen chose to address these once-dormant allegations again involves celebrity, trauma and a battle newly joined in the press and on social media.<p>Allen was never charged, but his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has of late revived her allegations, as have her famous mother, Mia Farrow, and brother Ronan Farrow. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:41:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 43220 at http://nhpr.org Abuse Allegations Revive Woody Allen's Trial By Media Former Wonkblog Team To Create New Site For Vox Media http://nhpr.org/post/former-wonkblog-team-create-new-site-vox-media Ezra Klein and the team behind the Wonkblog at The Washington Post have found a new home. They are joining Vox Media, a digital outfit with sites serving sports fans, foodies and gamers — but little in the way of news about politics. The creation of the new site, tentatively called Project X, demonstrates the pull of digital media for entrepreneurial journalists. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:55:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 42481 at http://nhpr.org