National Press Club

Podcast features NPC President Hughes discussing press freedom

June 3, 2015 | By Mike Hempen |

The National Press Club has taken its fight for press freedom to a new level.

In the most-recent edition of Update-1, NPC President John Hughes explains to NPC Broadcast Committee Vice Chair Adam Konowe why press freedom is under attack and why the Press Club is uniquely positioned to fight for freedom of the press.

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, Hughes said.

Update-1 is the podcast of the National Press Club. All podcasts are available to the public and can be found under multimedia on the Club website, or on iTunes, Stitcher, Tunein or SoundCloud. Podcast information also can be found on the Club’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You can comment on any podcast by submitting an email to

Update-1 is a production of the NPC Broadcast Committee. It provides a forum for listeners to learn about newsworthy stories, many originating from the Club or involving Club members.