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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?