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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.

  • Cecil The Lion's Death Triggers Debate Over Trophy Hunting
    Cecil The Lion's Death Triggers Debate Over Trophy Hunting

    August 26, 2015

    The killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe's best known lion who was a major attraction in the park where he lived, generated international media attention and triggered global outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities. In the latest Update-1, Broadcast Committee member Irv Chapman talks to Chris Palmer, a professor, speaker, author and environmental/wildlife film producer, about Cecil's death. Palmer discusses the social media coverage of this story and why he thinks trophy hunting should be banned.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • Buyouts: Part Of A Journalist's Reality
    Buyouts: Part Of A Journalist's Reality

    August 18, 2015

    Buyouts have become commonplace in the world of journalism, but what should journalists consider before signing a buyout or severance agreement? That’s the focus of the latest Update-1, the podcast of the National Press Club. Broadcast Committee member Jennifer Strong talks to jobs expert John Challenger, who believes journalists need to see themselves as free agents and network with other journalists. She also looks to the future and interviews Matt DeRienzo about an opinion article he wrote for Poynter titled “Journalism companies are dead. Long live journalists.”

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • Police Use-of-Force Training and the Influence of Media Coverage
    Police Use-of-Force Training and the Influence of Media Coverage

    August 10, 2015

    Incidents of lethal use of force by law enforcement have dominated domestic news in recent months. NPC broadcast committee member Adam Konowe talks with Gary Harris of Meggitt Training Systems, a Georgia-based supplier of weapons training systems for military, law enforcement, federal and commercial applications. Harris, a retired law enforcement officer and current industry expert, explains how police training is created, funded and utilized, as well as the impact of mainstream and citizen journalists on police departments and individual officers.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • A Push To Free Washington Post Correspondent Jason Rezaian
    A Push To Free Washington Post Correspondent Jason Rezaian

    July 30, 2015

    Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has now been held in an Iranian prison for one year, and that's the focus of this edition of Update-1. It was July 22 of last year when Iranian security forces swarmed Rezaian's home without warning and arrested him. Recently Ali Rezaian, Jason’s brother, and Post Executive Editor Marty Baron spoke at the club about the life Jason has lived since that day. Broadcast Committee member Ufuoma Otu is the host.

    Listen Now | 11 Minutes

  • Reporting From A Conflict Zone: A Talk With The AP's Kathy Gannon
    Reporting From A Conflict Zone: A Talk With The AP's Kathy Gannon

    July 21, 2015

    The Middle East is becoming increasingly dangerous for journalists, and in this edition of Update-1 we hear from a correspondent who risks her life to tell stories from that region. Kathy Gannon has been covering Afghanistan and Pakistan for The Associated Press for nearly 30 years and was severely wounded last year when an Afghan police officer opened fire on her vehicle. Her colleague, AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, was killed in that incident.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • News Coverage Differences Between For-Profit And Nonprofit Organizations
    News Coverage Differences Between For-Profit And Nonprofit Organizations

    July 7, 2015

    NPC members Shannon Fisher and Lisa Matthews discuss communications strategies for nonprofit organizations in this episode of Update-1. As vice president at Hager Sharp, a public relations firm representing mostly nonprofit clients, Matthews has a unique and well-rounded perspective on the topic. Prior to joining Hager Sharp, she was on the receiving end of nonprofit communications as a planning editor and assignment manager for The Associated Press.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Convergence A Dominant Social Media Trend
    Convergence A Dominant Social Media Trend

    June 29, 2015

    This edition of Update-1 NPC member Stephanie Gailhard interviews Anthony Shop, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Social Driver. The digital agency launches websites and runs social media campaigns. The Agency 100 recognized it as the 7th fastest growing agency in the United States.

    Listen Now | 10 Minutes

  • Aviation Journalism: Live from the Paris Air Show
    Aviation Journalism: Live from the Paris Air Show

    June 17, 2015

    On location at the biennial Paris Air Show, the aviation industry's largest trade show, NPC member Adam Konowe interviews Aviation International News editor Charles Alcock. Topics covered include producing convention news in real time, the impact of digital on news gathering and distribution, civil and military aviation announcements at the show, as well as the evolution in industry and government reportage.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • NPC Steps Up Its Role in Press Freedom Fight
    NPC Steps Up Its Role in Press Freedom Fight

    June 2, 2015

    The National Press Club has taken its fight for press freedom to a new level. In this edition of Update-1, NPC President John Hughes explains to Broadcast Committee Vice Chair Adam Konowe why the club is uniquely positioned to fight for press freedom. Hughes says attacks on the press can impede journalists from getting the necessary information to inform the public and prevent citizens from getting public information from elected officials.

    Listen Now | 17 Minutes

  • Former C-SPAN CEO and "Broadcast Legends" Honoree Brian Lamb Doubts The Network Would Be Given The Green Light Today
    Former C-SPAN CEO and "Broadcast Legends" Honoree Brian Lamb Doubts The Network Would Be Given The Green Light Today

    May 11, 2015

    Brian Lamb is the retired CEO of the C-SPAN network and is credited with inventing the public affairs cable channels. In this edition of Update-1, Brian Lamb talks about why the industry probably wouldn’t give C-SPAN a green light if it were proposed for the first time today, and how it might be affected by a move to “a-la-carte” cable service.

    Listen Now | 9 Minutes