David Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent based in New York City. His reports offer insight into the operation of the media amid tectonic shifts in the industry and cast light on figures who help shape the way the news business works. He also provides media criticism on the air and at NPR.org on coverage of a broad array of issues.
A three-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Awards for Press Criticism from the National Press Club, Folkenflik won the inaugural 2002 Mongerson Award for Investigative Reporting on the News, presented by the Center for Media and Public Affairs and the University of Virginia's Center for Governmental Studies. His work has also been recognized with top honors from the National Headliners Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. Before joining NPR in 2004, Folkenflik spent more than a decade at The Baltimore Sun. He started his career at the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun.
Folkenflik was the first Irik Sevin Visiting Fellow at Cornell University and has served as a media analyst on such television programs as CNN's "Reliable Sources," ABC News' "Nightline" and Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor." He graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Cornell Daily Sun.