"Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News": A Master Class with NPR's David Folkenflik

Department: Literary Journalism

Date and Time: April 27, 2017 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Event Location: Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication at the Ayala Science Library

Event Details

"Reporting Fairly in an Era of Fake News":
A Master Class with NPR’s David Folkenflik

Please join the Literary Journalism Program, the Forum for the Academy and the Public, and the Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication for a master class with NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5-6:30 PM
The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication at the Ayala Science Library, UC Irvine
(Building 520 on the Campus Map -- see details below)

Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public—all welcome!  Reservations are recommended but not required.  Email Patricia Pierson (piersonp@uci.edu) for more information or to reserve a seat.


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2.  A Message to the American Media from Russia

3.  NPR: Delusions or Deceptions? White House 'Alternative Facts' Rile Press

4.  NPR: Transparency advocates fear Trump Officials Will Block Flow of Information to Public

5.  Why the Media Keeps Losing to Donald Trump

6.  Politico: How Trump Loves the Media


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 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 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.


The Center for Excellence in Writing and Communication is located on the ground level at Ayala Science Library (Building 520 on the campus map), the first door to your left as you enter the library’s courtyard area from Ring Road.