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David Folkenflik

A veteran NPR editor publicly questions whether the public radio network has, in its push for greater diversity and representation, overlooked conservative viewpoints.
Printed newspapers sent out across Illinois push Republican talking points against Democrats just in time for election season. They’re taking advantage of the erosion of local news.
The Baltimore Sun’s Liz Bowie is leading reporters across Tribune properties to find civic-minded owners for the chain’s newspapers before a hedge fund with a record of slashing cuts buys the company.
In recent years, Tribune Publishing executives have prospered while newsrooms endured cuts and layoffs. Many journalists say they resent new cutbacks and fear Alden Global Capital’s growing influence.
Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro from becoming public.
Tronc cited financial pressures in gutting the newsroom of the punchy New York City tabloid, a major force in local coverage. It has won Pulitzer Prizes and been a thorn in President Trump’s side.
Politics
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the president and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past.
In the face of overwhelming support for the labor drive, the troubled media company relented, saying Sunday that it will negotiate with journalists at its Chicago-area publications.
Tribune journalists give corporate owner Tronc a day to recognize the union voluntarily. Otherwise, they say they will force a federal vote that “will result overwhelmingly in our favor.”
Journalists at the Chicago Tribune say they want to unionize to secure better pay and resources to fulfill their mission. Parent company Tronc sold the LA Times soon after its newsroom unionized.
The Chicago Tribune went through a new round of layoffs on Thursday. The newspaper’s parent company Tronc has big plans to change what readers will see on the websites of its newspapers.
Ross Levinsohn’s strategy for his company’s newspapers would serve up more digital content from outside their newsrooms under their brands. He calls the vision “gravitas with scale.”
Rupert Murdoch keeps Fox News and Fox TV but sells off other entertainment assets in the face of digital competitors and dynastic tensions.
“David Sweeney is no longer on staff,” acting Senior Vice President of News Chris Turpin said in an email to staff. At least three female journalists have filed complaints against Sweeney.
As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network’s board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.
NPR placed news executive Michael Oreskes on leave Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment in two separate instances nearly twenty years ago.
A lawsuit alleges the Fox News Channel worked together with a wealthy Trump supporter to concoct a false report about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer.
The New York Times and Fox News are engaged in a spat over the cable network’s accusations that the paper’s reporting in 2015 tipped off an ISIS leader that the U.S. was close to tracking him down.