David Folkenflik http://kacu.org en Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://kacu.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 20:55:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 36077 at http://kacu.org Joe McGinniss, Headline-Grabbing Author, Dies At 71 http://kacu.org/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 35478 at http://kacu.org Out Of Portland, A Digital Ripple Hits U.S. News Media http://kacu.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 35065 at http://kacu.org Piers Morgan Shown The Door, While CNN Weighs Its Next Step http://kacu.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 21:09:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 34933 at http://kacu.org Consumer Advocates Alarmed By $45 Billion Deal http://kacu.org/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 34534 at http://kacu.org News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out http://kacu.org/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 33207 at http://kacu.org News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW? http://kacu.org/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 31904 at http://kacu.org OMG, BuzzFeed Is Investing In Serious News Coverage! Is It FTW? Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense http://kacu.org/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 30391 at http://kacu.org Hacking Trial Puts U.K. Press, Politicos, Police On Defense A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond http://kacu.org/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 22:40:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 27371 at http://kacu.org A Lover Of Horse Races, And Horses: Remembering Jack Germond With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? http://kacu.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 22:26:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 27008 at http://kacu.org With An Industry In Turmoil, Why Buy A Newspaper Company? Local Kentucky TV Station Wants To 'Un-Hype' The News http://kacu.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 20:52:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 26760 at http://kacu.org McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View' http://kacu.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 26115 at http://kacu.org McCarthy's Vaccination Stance Complicates Job On 'The View' Louisville TV Station Promises Not To Hype Breaking News http://kacu.org/post/louisville-tv-station-promises-not-hype-breaking-news Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>In local television news, one of the most basic ways to appeal to viewers is the constant promise of breaking news. As NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik reports, one station in Louisville, Kentucky is taking a different approach and it's beginning to win attention for it.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: The spot is for WDRB television in Louisville.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV SPOT)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Breaking news is seldom actually breaking and quite often isn't even news. At WDRB, we never use that term. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 08:51:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 25598 at http://kacu.org Justice Department Told News Corp. About Fox Subpoena In 2010 http://kacu.org/post/justice-department-told-news-corp-about-fox-subpoena-2010 Fox News officials <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/20/185578940/fox-calls-u-s-surveillance-of-its-reporter-downright-chilling">professed indignation and surprise last week</a> over the search of reporter James Rosen's records amid a federal leak investigation<p>But prosecutors told Fox's parent company of a subpoena nearly three years ago.<p>Prosecutors issued a subpoena for Rosen's phone records and got a judge to sign off on a sealed warrant for his emails back in May 2010.<p>The Justice Department informed News Corporation lawyers in August 2010 of the phone records sea Sun, 26 May 2013 16:26:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 23910 at http://kacu.org Fox News Reporter James Rosen Caught Up In Federal Probe http://kacu.org/post/fox-news-reporter-james-rosen-caught-federal-probe Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The White House is defending itself - again - against charges that it's trampling on the First Amendment. The Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about a Fox News reporter's conversations and visits. Obtaining this information was part of an investigation into a possible leak. A federal prosecutor said the reporter, James Rosen, had conspired in the commission of a crime. Tue, 21 May 2013 09:52:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 23680 at http://kacu.org