NPR’s David Folkenflik Event Cancellation

Feb 26, 2020

As part of our 40th Anniversary year SPR planned to present NPR journalist David Folkenflik at the Bing Crosby Theater on Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Unfortunately, NPR has canceled all nonessential travel for their staff due to the coronavirus, so David Folkenflik will not be coming to Spokane on March 31.


Tickets purchased via or over the phone will be refunded automatically to the credit card originally used for the ticket purchase.


Thanks to our listeners, and event donors Bella Terra Garden Homes; Sam Rodell, Architects; Exbabylon IT Solutions; and The Journal of Business for their support and understanding.


We hope to present David Folkenflik, NPR’s media correspondent and host of On Point in the next year. We appreciate your understanding and will keep you posted at with the latest news and updates for future events.



From an appearance on Meet the Press
Credit NBC News

About David Folkenflik:


David Folkenflik’s media stories and analysis are broadcast on All Things Considered, Morning Edition and On the Media.   Folkenflik has reported extensively on the relationship between the press, politicians, and the general public, as well as the fight over the flow of information in this fast paced time. Media break ups, #me too, changes in technology, news gathering, lawsuits and much, much more have been reported on by Mr. Folkenflik. He’s won countless awards, written a book about Fox News and also writes for major publications.


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.

Folkenflik joined NPR in 2004 after more than a decade at the Baltimore Sun, where he covered higher education, national politics, and the media. He started his professional career at the Durham Herald-Sun in North Carolina. Folkenflik served as editor-in-chief at the Cornell Daily Sun and graduated from Cornell with a bachelor's degree in history.

A five-time winner of the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club, Folkenflik has received numerous other recognitions, including the inaugural 2002 Mongerson Award for Investigative Reporting on the News and top honors from the National Headliners. In 2018, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Folkenflik with its 2018 Ethics in Journalism Award. In 2017, Penn State University named Folkenflik as the nation's leading media critic with the Bart Richards Award. He also served as the inaugural Irik Sevin Fellow at Cornell. Folkenflik frequently lectures at college campuses and civic organizations across the country and often appears as a media analyst for television and radio programs in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and Ireland.