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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • 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.

    Listen Now | 9 Minutes

  • 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.

    Listen Now | 8 Minutes

  • 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.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Surviving Fiji's Cyclone Winston
    Surviving Fiji's Cyclone Winston

    April 25, 2016

    Cyclone Winston is the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. It had sustained winds of 185 miles an hour and killed 42 people. It also destroyed thousands of homes in Fiji, left many people without water and electricity and forced tens of thousands of Fijians to live in evacuation centers. Irshad Hussain, a radio station manager in Fiji, talks to Broadcast Committee member Irv Chapman about his experience surviving the category 5 storm.

    Listen Now | 12 Minutes

  • What's Next For The Space Industry?
    What's Next For The Space Industry?

    March 31, 2016

    Update-1 revisits space industry news in light of recent developments at NASA, within the burgeoning private sector and among international competitors. How will the 2016 election impact NASA funding and priorities? Will entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos continue to disrupt and innovate? What are the commercial and national security implications of a resurgent Russia, an ambitious China and others? NPC broadcast committee member Adam Konowe poses these and other questions to Ben Iannotta, fellow Club member and editor-in-chief of AIAA’s Aerospace America magazine.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • The Utah Primary And Its Impact On The 2016 Election
    The Utah Primary And Its Impact On The 2016 Election

    March 28, 2016

    Ted Cruz triumphed in the Utah Republican presidential primary. Is it possible that aversion to Donald Trump could cause Utah to vote Democratic in the general election? What impact will Trump's behavior have on the Intermountain West this fall?

    Art Swift, the managing editor at Gallup, explores these questions with Thomas Burr, the Press Club president who also serves as Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune.
    They also talk about Bernie Sanders, who won big in Utah and has been victorious in other Western states, but is it too little, too late?

    Listen Now | 21 Minutes

  • Multimedia Press Releases And Other Visual News Trends
    Multimedia Press Releases And Other Visual News Trends

    March 14, 2016

    The growth of online news, especially with multimedia content, has breathed new life into the venerable press release. Photos, infographics and videos are increasingly key to audience engagement and retention in an era of information overload and constrained journalistic resources.

    Broadcast Committee member Adam Konowe discusses this and other trends in visual news with Serena Ehrlich, director of social and evolving media for BusinessWire, a distributor of press releases and related material.

    Listen Now | 17 Minutes