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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.

  • Efforts To Educate The Public About Misinformation
    Efforts To Educate The Public About Misinformation

    January 30, 2019

    The task of helping people of all ages glean the facts and screen out the exaggeration, bias, and misinformation from their sources of news requires a variety of targeted approaches. Dr. Belinha De Abreu is a member of the leadership council of the American Association for Media Literacy Education. She assisted the American Library Association in developing programs for adults in public libraries.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • A New Digital News Publication Focusing On Political Reform
    A New Digital News Publication Focusing On Political Reform

    January 17, 2019

    After three decades as a political reporter, editor and columnist, National Press Club member David Hawkings has become an entrepreneur. He's now the editor-in-chief of The Firewall, an editorially independent digital news publication dedicated to covering political reform at the national, state and local levels. In this episode of Update-1, Hawkings talks with Broadcast/Podcast team member Mike Hempen about the journalistic and business sides of this new initiative, how it came about and what it will take to be successful.

    Listen Now | 15 Minutes

  • A Podcast About Newsletters With The Creator Of A Newsletter About Podcasts
    A Podcast About Newsletters With The Creator Of A Newsletter About Podcasts

    January 3, 2019

    In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club members Michael Yessis and Molly McCluskey discuss everything newsletters - which ones they read, what they’ve learned by starting their own, and advice for future newsletter creators. Michael is the founder and editor of This Week in Podcasts (@WeekinPodcasts), which offers a weekly roundup in all of the best and latest podcast episodes you might have missed, and Molly is the creator of Diplomatica (DiplomaticaDC), which is a multimedia exploration into the hidden histories of diplomatic properties in Washington, D.C.

    Listen Now | 20 Minutes

  • The Challenges Faced By An Award-Winning Filipino Journalist
    The Challenges Faced By An Award-Winning Filipino Journalist

    December 19, 2018

    Maria Ressa, one of the journalists Time magazine honored as it's "Person of the Year" in 2018, also is a co-founder and editor of Rappler, a news website that was ahead of the curve in her native Philippines by offering hard news and video via internet and mobile.

    Listen Now | 17 Minutes

  • The Rise Of Fake Videos
    The Rise Of Fake Videos

    December 9, 2018

    Fake videos are a new form of digital media manipulation, and the former president and chief executive of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is warning about their dangers. In this edition of Update-1, Thomas Kent talks to Broadcast/Podcast team member Tom Young about technology being used to create video of events that never happened, or video of people making statements they never made. Kent describes video as the "ultimate verifier" for news consumers, but now he says they may no longer be able to believe what they see.

    Listen Now | 8 Minutes

  • Cybersecurity For Journalists
    Cybersecurity For Journalists

    November 27, 2018

    Journalists are especially vulnerable to hackers trying to access sensitive, confidential data. With growing threats against press freedom around the world, reporters are frequent targets for both public and private sector snooping. It is more important than ever to protect data, drafts, and sources from prying eyes. In this Update-1 podcast, Dr. Andy Yen, CEO and co-founder of ProtonMail, speaks with NPC Broadcast/Podcast team member Shannon Fisher about cybersecurity for journalists.

    Listen Now | 16 Minutes

  • NATO"s Past, Present And Future
    NATO"s Past, Present And Future

    November 10, 2018

    For nearly 70 years, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has provided a system of collective defense for North American and European Nations. Known as NATO, the alliance has grown from 12 nations when it came into existence in 1949 to 29, but it has maintained a system of collective defense in which independent member nations subscribe to mutual defense.

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  • NPR's "All Things Considered" Co-Host Talks About Reporting From North Korea
    NPR's "All Things Considered" Co-Host Talks About Reporting From North Korea

    October 31, 2018

    What challenges do journalists face when reporting from a secretive regime like North Korea? National Public Radio's Mary Louise Kelly recently visited North Korea to cover the 70th anniversary of the country's founding. She referred to her official guide as a "one-man journalism prevention service." Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Tom Young spoke with her about practicing journalism in a country that tries to place strict controls on all information going in and out.

    Listen Now | 18 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