David Folkenflik http://kwit.org en Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://kwit.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Longtime NPR correspondent and author Margot Adler has died at the age of 68. Margot had received treatment for endometrial cancer, but the cancer had spread. She leaves behind a son and a legacy of stories she pursued the irrepressible curiosity and delight. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 49205 at http://kwit.org In Gaza Conflict, Media Face An Old, Impossible Task: Covering It http://kwit.org/post/gaza-conflict-media-face-old-impossible-task-covering-it Despite sweeping changes in the ways that the news media operate in the digital age, one thing hasn't changed: the difficulties journalists face in covering the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. It's almost impossible to cover it in a way seen as fair by all sides. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 49056 at http://kwit.org Time Warner Rebuffs Rupert Murdoch's Big-Dollar Bid For Media Giant http://kwit.org/post/time-warner-rebuffs-rupert-murdochs-big-dollar-bid-media-giant 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. There are few media companies bigger than 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. And today came reports of a possible merger that would create a huge new empire. If Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bought Time Warner, all of these media brands could have the same owner. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 48509 at http://kwit.org Murdoch Says His Bid For Rival Time Warner Was Rejected http://kwit.org/post/murdoch-says-his-bid-rival-time-warner-was-rejected Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox confirmed that it made an offer to buy the owner of HBO, Warner Bros., TBS and CNN but got shot down. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 48489 at http://kwit.org For UK Phone-Hacking Case, An End In Acquittal And Conviction http://kwit.org/post/uk-phone-hacking-case-end-acquittal-and-conviction Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>We're going to turn now to the verdicts handed down today in a phone hacking case that's touched the heights of British media and politics. Rebekah Brooks, former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, was cleared of conspiring to hack phones and other criminal charges. But jurors issued a guilty verdict for Andy Coulson, another former editor of the now defunct tabloid. Coulson was later the chief spokesman for British Prime Minister David Cameron. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 47134 at http://kwit.org 1 Editor Cleared, 1 Found Guilty In U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial http://kwit.org/post/1-editor-cleared-1-found-guilty-uk-phone-hacking-trial Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>A British jury has reached verdicts in a trial stemming from a scandal involving hacking by tabloids. Several former editors and executives of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers face charges. Former News of the World editor, Andrew Coulson, was found guilty. Other editors were not. NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik has been covering this story. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 47108 at http://kwit.org To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media http://kwit.org/post/defeat-goliath-david-brat-got-help-conservative-media Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In trying to reconstruct how Congressman Cantor was defeated, another partial explanation surfaced in the media. Perhaps, it was the media. Here's NPR's media correspondent, David Folkenflik.<p>DAVID FOLKENFLIK, BYLINE: David Brat had a pretty clear idea of at least one of the keys to his victory. He identified it this morning on "The Laura Ingraham Show."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF RADIO SHOW, "THE LAURA INGRAHAM SHOW")<p>LAURA INGRAHAM: Hey Dave, how are you?<p>DAVID BRAT: Hey Laura. Hey I'm doing great. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:10:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 46337 at http://kwit.org 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' http://kwit.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 21:35:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 46004 at http://kwit.org 'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful' Judge Sums Phone-Hacking Details, As Jury Prepares To Decide Case http://kwit.org/post/judge-sums-phone-hacking-details-jury-prepares-decide-case Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. In a courtroom in London this week, a judge has been summarizing the case against seven defendants in the British tabloid hacking trial. Jurors are about to weigh a litany of charges stemming from the bribery and phone hacking scandal. And this is the one that led Rupert Murdoch to shut down his best-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has covered the story extensively and joins us now. And David, first, give us some context. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:16:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 45989 at http://kwit.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World http://kwit.org/post/old-fashioned-newspaper-man-takes-helm-digital-world <em>The New York Times</em>' new executive editor, Dean Baquet, took over just two weeks ago, yet he appears perfectly comfortable in his perch atop the worlds of journalism and New York. He smokes fine cigars to relax, wears elegant loafers and excuses his decision to keep his suit coat on during our conversation by saying that's just who he is.<p>But Baquet's identity is wrapped up in a city and a different reality more than 1,000 miles away.<p>"I did not grow up with a whole lot of money in New Orleans," Baquet told me. Sat, 31 May 2014 00:02:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 45660 at http://kwit.org An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World