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Tune in to the Update-1 audio podcast for insight into news, politics, entertainment and sports. A production of the National Press Club, Update-1 provides a forum for listeners to learn more about newsworthy stories originating from the Club's facilities, as well as broader topics related to journalism, communications, freedom and transparency. For straightforward insight beyond the headlines, turn to Update-1.

  • Analyzing Media Coverage Of The 2016 Presidential Campaign
    Analyzing Media Coverage Of The 2016 Presidential Campaign

    December 3, 2016

    This edition of Update-1 focuses on the media's failure to predict one of the biggest upsets in political history: Donald Trump's stunning win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Host Violet Ikonomova talks with Poynter.org Managing Editor Ben Mullin about whether the
    reputation of news organizations has taken a hit and what the media can do to better assess the electorate's political sentiment. They also discuss how the public views the coverage the candidates received throughout the campaign.

    Listen Now | 13 Minutes

  • The Challenges Facing Women Reporters In Science Journalism
    The Challenges Facing Women Reporters In Science Journalism

    November 23, 2016

    Just how bad is gender bias in science journalism? That's one of the topics in this edition of Update-1. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Candace Smith interviews Laura Helmuth, Health, Science and Environment Editor at The Washington Post, about the challenges facing science writers who are women. Helmuth talks about the efforts under way to level the playing field. She also discusses how the media cover science issues and offers advice to science writers.

    Listen Now | 12 Minutes

  • Maureen Dowd and The Year of Voting Dangerously
    Maureen Dowd and The Year of Voting Dangerously

    November 8, 2016

    Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of The Year of Voting Dangerously, a book about the 2016 presidential campaign. In this Update-1 podcast, Gallup Managing Editor and NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Art Swift discusses with Dowd several anecdotes in the book, including personal dealings with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Swift and Dowd explore what may be in store after the election for both Trump and Clinton, along with pondering how we got to this place in politics in 2016.

    Listen Now | 21 Minutes

  • By Targeting Millennials, The Young Turks Dominate Online News
    By Targeting Millennials, The Young Turks Dominate Online News

    October 20, 2016

    Millennials are the first generation of news consumers to receive most of their news content online. As legacy media organizations continue to adjust their platforms to effectively reach millennials, a news organization that solely targets this generation has grown into the largest online news organization in the world. The Young Turks began as the first show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002 and now boasts an online news network of more than 30 channels and with more than 4-billion views on YouTube.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • The Future Of Journalism Education
    The Future Of Journalism Education

    October 8, 2016

    How does journalism education keep pace with a rapidly changing industry? In this Update-1 podcast, Press Club member Scott Maucione talks with University of Maryland journalism professor Sean Mussenden about the modern media landscape. They discuss the importance of having a professional and responsible social media presence, including how to present content and engage with the audience. Mussenden also talks about how he has to learn new technology, new methods of storytelling and new social platforms so that what he teaches remains relevant.

    Listen Now | 19 Minutes

  • Part Two With General Michael Hayden On Journalists and Intelligence Secrets
    Part Two With General Michael Hayden On Journalists and Intelligence Secrets

    September 26, 2016

    This edition of Update-1 features part 2 of a two-episode podcast with General Michael Hayden. Press Club Board member Molly McCluskey talks with the former NSA and CIA director about how journalists can effectively work with the intelligence community and the future of intelligence in the United States. General Hayden is the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • General Michael Hayden Discusses The Balance Between Stealing And Exposing Secrets
    General Michael Hayden Discusses The Balance Between Stealing And Exposing Secrets

    September 15, 2016

    How can the journalism community expose the secrets that the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That's the theme of a special two-episode podcast in which NPC Board member Molly McCluskey interviews General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • A Campaign To End Violence Against Journalists
    A Campaign To End Violence Against Journalists

    September 6, 2016

    Reporters Without Borders is spearheading an effort to project journalists and defend access to information around the world. The Protect Journalists campaign calls for the creation of a special representative to the United Nations secretary general for the safety of journalists. The initiative will be discussed during the UN General Assembly in New York on September 16th. Reporters Without Borders U.S. Director Delphine Halgand and the group's U.S.

    Listen Now | 11 Minutes

  • Analyzing Political Commentary's Impact On Elections, Public Opinion And Journalism
    Analyzing Political Commentary's Impact On Elections, Public Opinion And Journalism

    August 29, 2016

    NPC member Shannon Fisher talks to Bloomberg News Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy about the unique role of political commentary in elections. Murphy analyzes commentary in American politics, particularly as it relates to the 2016 presidential election. She delineates the fine line between commentary and news reporting. News consumers often have difficulty discerning between the two in the modern media landscape where everyone has a platform.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Snapchat Becoming More Of A Journalistic Tool
    Snapchat Becoming More Of A Journalistic Tool

    August 22, 2016

    Snapchat has more than 100 million daily users who average 25 to 30 minutes a day on the messaging app. But until recently, Snapchat was mostly used for sending pictures, video, or text that disappeared after a couple viewings. That made it an interesting app for journalists to write about, but not necessarily to use for finding story ideas or promoting their work.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes