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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 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.

    Listen Now | 20 Minutes

  • 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

  • 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