Justice & Journalism with NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik

Mar 19, 2018

New Hampshire Public Radio and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law are proud to announce NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik as the next speaker in the Justice & Journalism series. As NPR’s Media Correspondent, David Folkenflik covers the dynamic forces and figures shaping today’s media industry, including business dealings and changing technologies. He has also reported extensively on sexual harassment in the media industry, including within NPR’s own newsroom.

The Justice & Journalism series brings nationally-renowned journalists to the Rudman Center for engaging conversations on public affairs and the public servants who create, implement and influence public policy. The series is a joint initiative of NHPR and the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service at UNH School of Law, made possible by the generous support of The Couch Family Foundation.

NHPR’s Laura Knoy, host of the live call-in news show The Exchange, will conduct a conversation with Folkenflik on the nuances of his reporting and the issues and trends he reports on every day during a truly unique time of media disruption and change. After the discussion, Folkenflik will take questions from the event audience.

Based in New York City, Folkenflik’s stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s newsmagazines, such as All Things ConsideredMorning Edition, and Here & Now, and are featured on NPR's website and mobile platforms. Folkenflik's reports cast light on the stories of our age, the figures who shape journalism and the tectonic shifts affecting the news industry. He profiled the Las Vegas columnist who went bankrupt fending off a libel lawsuit from his newspaper's new owner; conducted the first interview with New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet after his appointment; and chronicled how the demands of technology have forced the press corps to change how it covers presidential primaries.

Folkenflik joined NPR in 2004 after more than a decade at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered higher education, national politics, and the media.

[LISTENING NOTE: David Folkenflik will also appear on The Exchange with Laura Knoy, live on NHPR at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10]

EVENT DETAILS

DATE:                        Monday, April 9

LOCATION:              UNH School of Law

2 White Street

Concord, NH  03301

TIME:                         5:30 – 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception.  

REGISTRATION:  The event is free, but registration is required. Please register online at: www.nhpr.org/events

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About NHPR

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of more than 190,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org and NHPR social media sites. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally-produced programs include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Civics 101, and numerous podcasts. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.

About UNH Law:

The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH School of Law provides fellowships, training, and learning opportunities for the next generation of public service leaders. The hallmark of the Rudman Center is the Rudman Fellows program, which provides financial support and programming for UNH Law students interested in pursuing careers in public service. UNH Law is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the nation. UNH, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university enrolling over 15,500 undergraduate and graduate students.