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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • U.S. Presidential Race Plays Big In New Zealand
    U.S. Presidential Race Plays Big In New Zealand

    August 13, 2016

    The United States isn’t the only country closely following the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential race. It’s often the lead story of the day in New Zealand. National Press Club member Victoria Gaither, who co-hosts a radio show in New Zealand, joins Broadcast Committee member Mike Hempen to explain why that country is so interested in the outcome. Gaither says most residents appear to clearly prefer Clinton, but it’s Trump who gets most of the attention.

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  • A Former NPC President Discusses Political Conventions Then And Now
    A Former NPC President Discusses Political Conventions Then And Now

    August 1, 2016

    Who better to discuss how political conventions have changed over the years than former Press Club President Jonathan Salant, who was in Philadelphia last week when Update-1 caught up with him at a very noisy Democratic National Convention.

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  • Will Brexit Be a Drag on Aerospace?
    Will Brexit Be a Drag on Aerospace?

    July 14, 2016

    Following the United Kingdom’s referendum result in favor of leaving the European Union, NPC Broadcast Committee member Adam Konowe speaks with aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group about Brexit’s potential impact on one of the country’s most important industries. The interview, recorded in the press center during the biennial Farnborough International Airshow, covers Brexit in the context of commercial and military aviation, other news from the show, and insight into the evolution of aerospace journalism.

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  • Tips To Be Successful As A Freelance Journalist
    Tips To Be Successful As A Freelance Journalist

    June 13, 2016

    If you're a freelance journalist or thinking about becoming a freelancer, this edition of Update-1 is for you. Broadcast Committee member Stephanie Gailhard looks into the hidden job market for freelancers and how they can monetize social media. She first interviews Industry Dive editor Randy Lilleston about ways for freelancers to find opportunities, and then talks to freelance health reporter Joya Patel about creating a strategy for using social media.

    Listen Now | 7 Minutes

  • Understanding The Political News Cycle
    Understanding The Political News Cycle

    May 5, 2016

    Former Clinton White House director of production for presidential events, Josh King, takes us behind the scenes of the daily events for those who are president -- and those who wish to become president -- in his new book "Off Script." The host is SiriusXM White House correspondent Jared Rizzi, a member of the Press Club's Broadcast Committee. Crafting a visual that sells the message was King's job, and a deeper understanding of how each administration uses that power is crucial for understanding the evolution of the political news cycle.

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