WKSU Presents NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik In Akron

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WKSU presents NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik at the Akron-Summit County Public Library auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. The free event is titled “Breaking News and Broken News: Media in the Age of Trump,” and it includes a talk from Folkenflik followed by a Q&A session. General admission tickets can be reserved at WKSU.org. Folkenflik will be keynote speaker earlier that day at the annual Poynter Kent State University Media Ethics Workshop.

Based in New York City, Folkenflik is the media correspondent for NPR News. 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. He profiled the Las Vegas columnist who went bankrupt fending off a libel lawsuit from his newspaper's new owner, conducted the first interview with The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet after his appointment and chronicled how the demands of technology have forced the press corps to change how it covers presidential primaries.

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 also is 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.

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