David Folkenflik Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent.
David Folkenflik 2018 square
Stories By

David Folkenflik

U.S. Agency for Global Media CEO Michael Pack is seeking to retain control over networks such as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty even after the incoming Biden administration replaces him. U.S. Agency for Global Media hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Agency for Global Media

On a corrective podcast, Michael Barbaro — host of the New York Times podcast The Daily — did not disclose several key facts about his own connection to those who created the discredited Caliphate series. Evan Agostini/Associated Press hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Agostini/Associated Press

Host of 'The Daily' Clouds 'N.Y. Times' Effort To Restore Trust After 'Caliphate'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/949906978/949926242" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Some Right-Wing Media Air Segments To Rebut Their Own Claims Of Voter Fraud

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/949751583/949751605" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rukmini Callimachi and colleague Andy Mills pose with their Peabody Award for Caliphate at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony in May 2019. The New York Times says it is returning the award. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Peabody hide caption

toggle caption
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Peabody

'New York Times' Retracts Core Of Hit Podcast Series 'Caliphate' On ISIS

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/944594193/947918323" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Robert R. Reilly led Voice of America briefly under President George W. Bush. Here they're shown at a VOA anniversary celebration in February 2002. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

toggle caption
J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elez Biberaj was acting director of Voice of America until Tuesday, when he accepted a demotion rather than retire. Voice of America hide caption

toggle caption
Voice of America

VOA Director Forced Aside In Drive To Embed Trump Loyalists Before Biden Era

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/944291097/944528503" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Conservative Businesses Seize Opportunity To Capitalize On Trump's Refusal To Concede

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/942345219/942345220" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sean Spicer (left), the former White House press secretary and an on-air personality for Newsmax, listens during a March coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

Newsmax Rises On Wave Of Resentment Toward Media — Especially Fox News

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/939030504/940135766" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Newsmax Benefits From Trump Fans' Resentment Toward Fox News

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/940045167/940045168" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chief U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Beryl Howell issued a preliminary injunction against Michael Pack and the U.S. Agency for Global Media from influencing any editorial decisions or personnel. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Trump Appointee Unconstitutionally Interfered With VOA, Judge Rules

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/937467457/937541102" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Harnik/AP

Voice of America's 5 Months Under Trump CEO: Lawsuits, Bias Claims, And A Sex Scandal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/935456549/937448485" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump embraces Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Fox Corp., at a dinner in 2017. Once close, Trump is now angry at Murdoch's Fox News over its election coverage. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Fox News host Sean Hannity interviews President Trump in Las Vegas in 2018. Hannity, like Trump, has cast doubt on the 2020 election results without providing evidence. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

With Trump's Loss, Murdoch's Fox News Faces Wrath And Tough Choices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/932203022/932422916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript