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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.

  • The International Center For Journalists In The Digital Age
    The International Center For Journalists In The Digital Age

    October 18, 2018

    The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 by three veteran editors who sought to help jump start an independent press in emerging nations, including those emerging from home-grown dictatorship. Joyce Barnathan, the organization’s president for the last 12 years. is a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, and Hong-Kong-based Asia editor for Business Week. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman interviews her on ICFJ's work around the world, from South Asia to South America.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • The International Center For Journalists In The Digital Age
    The International Center For Journalists In The Digital Age

    October 18, 2018

    The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 by three veteran editors who sought to help jump start an independent press in emerging nations, including those emerging from home-grown dictatorship. Joyce Barnathan, the organization’s president for the last 12 years. is a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, and Hong-Kong-based Asia editor for Business Week. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman interviews her on ICFJ's work around the world, from South Asia to South America.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • First Defence Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards At NPC
    First Defence Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards At NPC

    October 8, 2018

    The inaugural Defence Media Dinner (Defence with a C due to the event’s British organizer) was held this year at the National Press Club on Sunday, October 7, the eve of the annual Association of the U.S. Army trade show at the Washington Convention Center. NPC Broadcast/Podcast Team member Adam Konowe, head of the judging panel, was at the event founded by aerospace and defense industry veteran Peter Bradfield. Konowe interviewed Bradfield, along with journalism judge and communications executive Chris Stellwag of CAE, right after the awards concluded.

    Listen Now | 10 Minutes

  • Journalism Lessons From A Civil Rights Reporter
    Journalism Lessons From A Civil Rights Reporter

    September 26, 2018

    New York Times correspondent John Herbers was born to a white family in the segregated South, but he went on to earn praise for his pivotal coverage of the civil rights movement. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Viola Gienger speaks with his daughter, journalist Anne Farris Rosen, about the personal and professional journey Herbers chronicled – and the lessons for journalists today -- in the memoir he wrote with her help before he died in 2017.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • Immigrants And Their Impact On The U.S. Economy
    Immigrants And Their Impact On The U.S. Economy

    September 14, 2018

    Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman discusses the issue of immigration with Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute. Selee describes the role immigrants have played in the American economy and the policy choices that could be enacted if policymakers could overcome political objections from crucial factions in the electorate. Salee also discusses what President Trump has and has not been able to accomplish from his immigration wish list, as well as the changing mix of migrants across the southern border.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • Using A Virtual Classroom To Determine News From Nonsense
    Using A Virtual Classroom To Determine News From Nonsense

    September 4, 2018

    The founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, Alan Miller, calls the epidemic of disinformation a public health crisis. In this edition of Update-1, Miller talks with Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Tom Young about helping young people tell the difference between news and nonsense. The News Literacy Project's programs include a virtual classroom called Checkology, where students can learn to distinguish between propaganda, outright falsehoods, and reliable journalism.

    Listen Now | 10 Minutes

  • Assessing Trump and Putin's Political Communication And The Media's Coverage Of Them
    Assessing Trump and Putin's Political Communication And The Media's Coverage Of Them

    August 26, 2018

    The now-famed Helsinki press conference with Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin captured the world's attention and reflected their approaches to political communication. It also illustrated the American media's struggle to cover U.S.-Russia relations during a turbulent time. Professor Sarah Oates from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism studies how traditional and online media can support or subvert democracy.

    Listen Now | 14 Minutes

  • Now An Author, Former NPC President Gil Klein Discusses His New Book
    Now An Author, Former NPC President Gil Klein Discusses His New Book

    August 16, 2018

    After nearly 35 years as a daily newspaper reporter, including more than 20 as a national correspondent in Washington, and after a successful run as a journalism professor at American University, former NPC President Gil Klein has added to his list of accomplishments. He's now an author. In this version of Update-1, Klein talks with Board of Governors member Molly McCluskey about his new book, "Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House." They discuss hidden histories, scandal and intrigue, and why they love to "geek out" on great buildings in D.C.

    Listen Now | 11 Minutes

  • Finding Out What It's Like Covering The Trump Administration
    Finding Out What It's Like Covering The Trump Administration

    August 6, 2018

    On this edition of Update One, Bloomberg News White House Correspondent Margaret Talev discusses how to do your job when the president of the United States often disses the news media while his fans at rallies often scream at the reporters in the press row. Talev, who’s concluding her year as president of the White House Correspondents Association, describes life in the White House's cramped press center and how she deals with correcting misstatements from high places.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • 2018 Aerospace Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards
    2018 Aerospace Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards

    July 31, 2018

    The annual Aerospace Media Dinner was held this year at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on July 15, the eve of the biennial Farnborough International Air Show. NPC Broadcast/Podcast Team member Adam Konowe, head of the judging panel, was at the event, which was founded by industry veteran Peter Bradfield. Konowe interviewed Bradfield two days later at the show to recap what occurred.

    Listen Now | 8 Minutes