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July 7, 2014
The Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, is dedicated to stimulating high standards of ethical behavior by journalists. Its Code of Ethics has stood for years as a benchmark for newsrooms. Now, that Code is under revision to recognize the changes in news gathering brought on by the digital age. The revision process is under the leadership of Kevin Smith, chairman of the SPJ Ethics Committee. In this edition of Update-1 Smith is interviewed by Broadcast Committee member Bill McCloskey, who is also on the national board of SPJ.
June 20, 2014
Which party has the advantage heading into the midterm elections? And what will Eric Cantor's stunning primary defeat mean for the tea party and the GOP? SiriusXM Satellite Radio White House correspondent Jared Rizzi discusses these topics and others with American Enterprise Institute political scientist Norm Ornstein on the latest edition of Update-1.
A best-selling author and NPC member encourages companies to allow their workers to use social media on the job
April 28, 2014
What are the benefits of social media engagement for employers and corporations? The author of a best-selling social media book is the featured guest on this edition of Update-1. National Press Club member Aliah Wright discusses "A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites" with NPC Broadcast Committee member Jason Anthony. She explains the advantages to companies of allowing their employees to use social media while on the job.
April 2, 2014
National Press Club member and Washington, D.C.-based journalist Victoria Gaither and Stu Frith, the founder of SeaBreeze FM in Himatangi Beach, New Zealand, discuss their new radio show with press club member Adam Konowe on this edition of Update-1. "International Connection" shares news and entertainment between the U.S. and New Zealand. Victoria and Stu talk about how the show came about and how New Zealanders have reacted to the topics they cover.
February 27, 2014
As we approach the end of the open enrollment period for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, Update-1 takes a look at where the law goes from here. Is there any real chance ACA will be repealed? And what changes, if any, might eventually be made to the law? National Press Club member and Sirius Radio White House Correspondent Jared Rizzi speaks to Dr. Aaron Carroll, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University, who uses the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid as a reference for what we can expect.
February 1, 2014
Former National Press Club President Doug Harbrecht remembers the Pete Seeger luncheon he hosted on February 10, 1998 on this edition of Update-1. Harbrecht, who was club president at the time, introduced the music legend. Seeger spoke about why he felt America needed small organizations of committed people to meet the challenges of the 21st century. He also performed several songs. Seeger died at age 94 on January 27, 2014.
January 7, 2014
Update-1 sets its sights on the stars (or at least interplanetary travel) with a rundown of activities by the U.S. and other space-faring nations. Frank Morring, Jr., senior space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology, reviews recent civil and military developments from China’s first unmanned moon landing to successful International Space Station supply missions by U.S.-based commercial launch providers.
December 9, 2013
Are news organizations in the U.S. free to report on federal, state and local government officials? Are federal public affairs offices hindering more than helping the cause of open government? Update-1 discusses press freedom with National Press Club President and Bloomberg News reporter Angela Greiling Keane and National Press Club Freedom of the Press Committee Chairman and Congressional Quarterly reporter John Donnelly.
November 4, 2013
Do we know more now about about President Obama and Congress following the shutdown of the federal government? And since the deal to reopen the government only provides funding until mid-January, can we expect another shutdown at that time?
Update-1 tackles these questions and others about the shutdown and its impact with Thomas Burr, the senior Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune.
October 18, 2013
The latest edition of Update-1 features NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who was described as a "champion" and a model for women journalists when she was honored as the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award winner at a gala dinner. Mitchell thanked many people for her success, saying television news is a "team sport." She also said it was very meaningful being honored by her peers at the National Press Club.