January 12th, 2014
01:31 PM ET

Interview with Ailes biographer Gabriel Sherman: part one

Gabriel Sherman talks with Brian Stelter about his explosive new biography of Roger Ailes, “The Loudest Voice In The Room.”

Filed under: Blog • Fox News • News Corp • Reliable Sources • Roger Ailes
News Corp acquires 'social news agency' Storyful
December 20th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

News Corp acquires 'social news agency' Storyful

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Just how important are social media and online video to the futures of old-line newspaper companies? Consider this: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp just spent $25 million to acquire a startup it calls a "social news agency."

The five-year-old startup, called Storyful, identifies, verifies and shares news videos and photos - often from eyewitnesses at the scenes of breaking news - that pop up on Web sites like YouTube and Facebook.

News Corp (NWS) and many of its news media rivals use Storyful to find worthwhile videos and obtain the rights to republish them. They also get guidance from Storyful about what videos are fake or misleading - thereby helping news organizations avoid embarrassing mistakes.

"We discover and verify the most valuable content on the social web," Mark Little, the chief executive of Storyful, wrote in a blog post. "We help the world tell its stories in the first person."

Read more of Brian's article here.

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November 3rd, 2013
12:59 PM ET

Phone hacking trial has British media buzzing

Emily Bell, Peter Jukes and guest host David Folkenflik discuss the opening week of the trial of former News of the World executives and journalists who face a range of charges related to phone hacking.

Filed under: Blog • News Corp • Phone Hacking • Reliable Sources
July 21st, 2013
01:30 PM ET

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Former MP addresses Murdoch Inquiry

Rupert Murdoch agrees to face Members of Parliament again as the investigation into News Corp continues.  David sits down with former MP Louise Mensch who once grilled Murdoch and now writes a column for the Sun.

Filed under: Leveson Inquiry • News Corp • Phone Hacking • Rupert Murdoch
July 12th, 2013
07:18 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN

After more than a year of non-stop media coverage, protests and court hearings, the George Zimmerman trial is set to wrap up in the next few days. All three 24-hour news networks have spent the past few weeks producing wall-to-wall coverage of the murder trial - but how fair has the coverage been to the prosecution and to the defendant? Callie Crossley, host of WGBH's  "Boston Public Radio" will join our guest host, NPR's David Folkenflik, to discuss.

Next, The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox, The Washington Post's Carlos Lozada and The Atlantic's Molly Ball  swing by the studio to weigh in on Mark Leibovich's new book, "This Town," which focuses on inside-the-beltway relationships between politicos, the press and the parties they attend together. Luckily for us, Lozada says there are 10 rules for succeeding in "This Town" (aka Washington D.C.). Can you guess what they are?

Jumping a topic train from DC politics to New York election races, our group adds former New York Post reporter Leela de Kretzer to  discuss tabloid coverage of Eliot Spitzer's and Anthony Weiner's upcoming bids for NYC comptroller and mayor, respectively. But as Ball wrote earlier this week in the Atlantic, "If Spitzer and Weiner manage to join Sanford in getting elected post-sex scandal, they won't be signaling a bold new trend. They'll be doing what politicians have always done: getting in trouble and then getting elected anyway."

Rupert Murdoch has agreed to testify before the British Parliament following the leak of a secretly taped recording where he has an ethically questionable conversation with News Corp journalists. Former Member of Parliament Louise Mensch, who questioned Murdoch during his original testimony to Parliament, joins Folkenflik to share her insight into the secret tape and what it's like to now work for one of Murdoch's newspapers, The Sun.

Next, former Al Jazeera English anchor David Marash and NPR's Cairo bureau chief Leila Fadel weigh in on Al Jazeera's struggle with editorial independence and coping with the Egyptian military following recent Egyptian protests in Cairo.

Rounding out the show, president and general manager of WDRB Louisville Bill Lamb tells Folkenflik why his station is moving away from the "breaking news" hype.

Tune in Sunday at 11am ET.