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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.

  • 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

  • Analyzing The 2016 Presidential Race
    Analyzing The 2016 Presidential Race

    March 12, 2016

    Update-1 One jumps into the 2016 presidential race with a roundtable discussion hosted by Sirius White House correspondent Jared Rizzi. The guests are Todd Gillman, Washington bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, and Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent for the Daily Mail.

    They discuss the importance of the remaining primaries and caucuses for the four Republican and two Democratic candidates in the first of a series of Update-1 podcasts covering the race for the White House.

    Listen Now | 18 Minutes

  • New NPC President Thomas Burr Discusses His Goals For The Club And The Journalism Industry
    New NPC President Thomas Burr Discusses His Goals For The Club And The Journalism Industry

    February 17, 2016

    Newly inaugurated NPC President Tommy Burr talks to Broadcast Committee member Shannon Fisher about the most important issues facing journalists today and his plan to keep the National Press Club in the forefront of those issues. President Burr recounts tales of the club having shaped the careers of many of his friends and colleagues and what the club means to him. He also talks about his objectives for his tenure as president as well as his hopes for the journalism industry.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Social Media Series Part 5 -- Why Some Companies Have Failed
    Social Media Series Part 5 -- Why Some Companies Have Failed

    February 3, 2016

    In the fifth and final Update-1 podcast on social media, we examine why some companies haven't been as successful as they had hoped. Broadcast Committee member Jennifer Strong interviews former New York Times reporter and Columbia University social media professor Sree Sreenivasan about opportunities news organizations are missing to maximize the benefits of social media. Later in the podcast she talks with Huffington Post Senior Technology Editor Alexander Howard about the new redesign for the Google Plus site and its future.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • Social Media Series Part 4 -- The Role Of Social Media In Journalism
    Social Media Series Part 4 -- The Role Of Social Media In Journalism

    January 27, 2016

    The Associate Director of Research at the Pew Research Center, Jesse Holcomb, returns to Update-1 to speak with Broadcast Committee member Shannon Fisher in part 4 of the National Press Club’s series on Social Media. The two discuss the role of social media in journalism, exploring the findings of Pew’s State of the News Media and Social Networking reports.

    Listen Now | 13 Minutes

  • Social Media Series Part 3 -- The Use Of Images
    Social Media Series Part 3 -- The Use Of Images

    January 20, 2016

    In part 3 of the National Press Club’s series on social media, NPC member Shannon Fisher leads us through a roundtable discussion of the use of images in social media. Her guests are Director of Media Entrepreneurship at American University Amy Eisman, Managing Editor of American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop Lynne Perri, and American University Professor of Communication Scott R. Talan, who specializes in public and strategic communication.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • Social Media Series Part 2 -- The Business Of Social Media
    Social Media Series Part 2 -- The Business Of Social Media

    January 13, 2016

    Update-1 examines the business side of social media and how it applies to journalism in part 2 of a five-part series on social media. Broadcast Committee member Jennifer Strong interviews Scott Talan, an American University social media professor, and Robinson Meyer, an associate editor who covers technology at The Atlantic.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes