David Folkenflik http://wkms.org en Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://wkms.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 39471 at http://wkms.org Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media http://wkms.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 38962 at http://wkms.org Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step http://wkms.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 38886 at http://wkms.org Media Weighs Competition, Collaboration In Snowden Coverage http://wkms.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 34797 at http://wkms.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? http://wkms.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 22:15:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 33765 at http://wkms.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? Local Kentucky TV Station Wants To 'Un-Hype' The News http://wkms.org/post/local-kentucky-tv-station-wants-un-hype-news Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>In local TV news, one of the most basic ways to appeal to viewers is to constantly promise breaking news, but one station in Louisville, Kentucky, is taking a different approach. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik tells us more.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: The spot is for WDRB television in Louisville.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV BROADCAST)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Breaking news is seldom actually breaking and quite often isn't even news. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:05:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 33589 at http://wkms.org McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View' http://wkms.org/post/jenny-mccarthy-controversial-choice-next-view-co-host The newest co-host for Barbara Walters' chatfest <em>The View</em> is a vivacious and outspoken model, actor and activist for children, seemingly a perfect person to have at the table of the successful network talk show.<p>But Jenny McCarthy is also one of the nation's leading skeptics about the safety of vaccines. And in that role, ABC's newest star has stirred consternation.<p>"Her information at least when it comes to vaccines is absolutely baseless," said Dr. Edgar Marcuse, a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 33133 at http://wkms.org McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View' NPR To Drop Call-In Show 'Talk Of The Nation' http://wkms.org/post/npr-drop-call-show-talk-nation Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. This morning we have news about our own network, word that TALK OF THE NATION, the daily call-in show broadcast by NPR for the last 21 years, will go off the air this summer. TALK OF THE NATION will be replaced by an expanded version of the news magazine HERE AND NOW. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 29934 at http://wkms.org NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' http://wkms.org/post/npr-discontinue-talk-nation NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" target="_blank">Talk of the Nation</a>.<p>It will be replaced by <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank">Here and Now</a>, a show produced in partnership with member station <a href="http://www.wbur.org/" target="_blank">WBUR</a> in Boston. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:33:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 29932 at http://wkms.org NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' With Headline Bus Tour, 'New York Post' Takes Manhattan http://wkms.org/post/headline-bus-tour-new-york-post-takes-manhattan One of the joys of living in New York City is laughing at the giant screaming headlines in the <em>New York Post</em>. When the former secretary of state knocked back a beer on one of her trips abroad: "Swillary." When the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke: "Drug Pedaller." And when CIA director David Petraeus admitted having an affair? "Cloak And Shag Her<em>.</em>"<em> </em><p>The <em>Post'</em>s headlines tell you a lot about the way many New Yorkers view the world, and now visitors can see the city through their eyes. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:58:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 29494 at http://wkms.org With Headline Bus Tour, 'New York Post' Takes Manhattan