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Wed, Apr 01


Idaho State Museum

Forum: David Folkenflik

A Forum with Media Corespondent, David Folkenflik.

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Forum: David Folkenflik
Forum: David Folkenflik

Time & Location

Apr 01, 2020, 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702, USA

About the Event

David Folkenflik is an American reporter based in New York City and  serving as media correspondent for National Public Radio. He is also one  of the hosts of NPR & WBUR's On Point. His work primarily appears  on the NPR news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He  also appears regularly on the "Media Circus" segment on Talk of the  Nation.  

When: Wednesday, April 1st 11:45 am – 1:15 pm 

Where:  Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702 

Idaho Room  


$24  City Club Member price

$34  Non-member price

$5  Pre-registration Listen Only price

$10  Day-of Listen Only price

$350  per Table of ten ppl


David Folkenflik was described by Geraldo Rivera of Fox News as "a  really weak-kneed, backstabbing, sweaty-palmed reporter." Others have  been kinder. The Columbia Journalism Review, for example, once gave him a  "laurel" for reporting that immediately led the U.S. military to  institute safety measures for journalists in Baghdad. 

Based in New York City, Folkenflik serves as media correspondent for NPR  News and as host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR, along with  Meghna Chakrabarti. He broadcasts from New York each Friday. 

His stories and analyses are broadcast on the network's newsmagazines,  such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Here & Now, and  are featured on NPR's website and mobile platforms. Folkenflik's reports  cast light on the stories of our age, the figures who shape journalism  and the tectonic shifts affecting the news industry. Folkenflik has  reported intently on the relationship between the press, politicians and  the general public as well as the fight over the flow of information in  the age of Trump. Folkenflik brought listeners the profile of a Las  Vegas columnist who went bankrupt fending off a libel lawsuit from his  newspaper's new owner; conducted the first interview with New York Times  executive editor Dean Baquet after his appointment; and repeatedly  broke news involving the troubled Tronc company, which owns some of the  most important regional newspapers in the country. In early 2018,  Folkenflik’s exposé about the past workplace behavior of the CEO of the  Los Angeles Times forced the executive’s immediate ouster from that job  and helped inspire the sale of the newspaper. 

Folkenflik is the author of "Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media  Empires. "The Los Angeles Times called Murdoch's World "meaty reading...  laced with delicious anecdotes" and the Huffington Post described it as  "the gift that keeps on giving." Folkenflik is also editor of "Page  One: Inside the New York Times and the Future of Journalism." His work  has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, Politico  Magazine, Newsweek International, the National Post of Canada, and the  Australian Financial Review. Business Insider has called Folkenflik one  of the 50 most influential people in American media. 

Folkenflik joined NPR in 2004 after more than a decade at the Baltimore  Sun, where he covered higher education, national politics, and the  media. He started his professional career at the Durham (N.C.)  Herald-Sun. Folkenflik served as editor-in-chief at the Cornell Daily  Sun and graduated from Cornell with a bachelor's degree in history. 

A five-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from  the National Press Club, Folkenflik has received numerous other  recognitions, including the inaugural 2002 Mongerson Award for  Investigative Reporting on the News and top honors from the National  Headliners Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2018,  the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Folkenflik with its  2018 Ethics in Journalism Award. In 2017, Penn State University named  Folkenflik as the nation’s leading media critic with the Bart Richards  Award. He also served as the inaugural Irik Sevin Fellow at Cornell.  Folkenflik frequently lectures at college campuses and civic  organizations across the country and often appears as a media analyst  for television and radio programs in the U.S., the U.K., Canada,  Australia and Ireland. Folkenflik lives with his wife and their  children, in New York City. 

City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, St. Luke's Treasure Valley Health Systems. The 2020 Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by AARP of Idaho, Bank of Idaho, Concordia University School of Law, Echelon Group, and Micron. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners,  Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio, 670 KBOI, and Idaho Public Television, and Idaho Statesman. 

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