David Folkenflik http://www.kplu.org en 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' http://www.kplu.org/post/new-york-times-editor-losing-snowden-scoop-really-painful When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the fateful decision to share sensitive documents with reporters revealing <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/190293264/edward-snowden">secret and mass gathering</a> of the metadata associated with the phone calls made by tens of millions of Americans, he had to figure out which news outfit to trust.<p>But Snowden already knew the one place he didn't trust: <em>The New York Times</em>. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:51:22 +0000 David Folkenflik 17000 at http://www.kplu.org 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage http://www.kplu.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. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 01:44:56 +0000 David Folkenflik 15308 at http://www.kplu.org Abuse Allegations Revive Woody Allen's Trial By Media http://www.kplu.org/post/abuse-allegations-revive-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. Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:04:28 +0000 David Folkenflik 13403 at http://www.kplu.org Abuse Allegations Revive Woody Allen's Trial By Media How Will NBC Cover Gay Issues During Sochi Olympics? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-will-nbc-cover-gay-issues-during-russian-olympics The Winter Olympics next month, held in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, should provide mesmerizing athletic spectacle on ice and snow. But each Olympics also affords a brief global platform for dissidents in host countries to get the attention of the world — primarily through the media. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:40:26 +0000 David Folkenflik 12542 at http://www.kplu.org How Will NBC Cover Gay Issues During Sochi Olympics? News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out http://www.kplu.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. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:15:37 +0000 David Folkenflik 12405 at http://www.kplu.org News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out Advice For Moderators: Keep Order, Out Of Spotlight http://www.kplu.org/post/advice-presidential-debate-moderators-keep-order-out-spotlight PBS' Jim Lehrer came in for widespread criticism last week for failing to control the first presidential debate. Now, moderator Martha Raddatz is confronting partisan criticism in the lead-up to Thursday night's vice presidential debate, the first and only direct confrontation between Republican Paul Ryan and Democrat Joe Biden.<p>The standards by which Raddatz will be judged are not exactly clear. Professional observers who pay close attention give advice that's seemingly contradictory: Don't cause any waves, but do challenge any clearly misleading statements. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:40:54 +0000 David Folkenflik 6681 at http://www.kplu.org Advice For Moderators: Keep Order, Out Of Spotlight Fake bylines reveal hidden costs of local news http://www.kplu.org/post/fake-bylines-reveal-hidden-costs-local-news Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those this week that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines.<p>As was first disclosed by the public radio program <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/468/switcheroo?act=2%20">This American Life</a>, the items in question were not written by reporters on the staffs of the papers at all but by employees of what is effectively a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.<p>The episode is at once a professional embarrassment for the papers and a re Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:14:27 +0000 David Folkenflik 5521 at http://www.kplu.org Fake bylines reveal hidden costs of local news Protest role does not cost public radio host her job http://www.kplu.org/post/protest-role-does-not-cost-public-radio-host-her-job The host of a public radio opera show that is distributed nationally by NPR will keep her job after drawing criticism for her involvement with an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests.<p>Lisa Simeone, the freelance host of the show <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/world-of-opera/">World of Opera</a></em>, also has been acting as a spokeswoman for Washington, D.C., protesters affiliated with the "October 2011" group.<p>The decision about her role on <em>World of Opera</em> came after Simeone was let go as host of <em><a href="http://soundprint.org">Soundprint</a></em> — a topical Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:06:46 +0000 David Folkenflik 2956 at http://www.kplu.org NPR Ends Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks http://www.kplu.org/post/npr-ends-williams-contract-after-muslim-remarks NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made on the Fox News Channel about Muslims.<p>Williams appeared Monday on <em>The O'Reilly Factor,</em> and host Bill O'Reilly asked him to comment on the idea that the U.S. is facing a dilemma with Muslims.<p>O'Reilly has been looking for support for his own remarks on a recent episode of ABC's <em>The View</em> in which he directly blamed Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 07:43:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 1444 at http://www.kplu.org NPR Ends Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks