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.
January 26, 2017
Questions help all of us communicate and for journalists they are a way of getting the information needed to report the news. But how many of us know how to ask the right questions, whether on the job or in our daily lives? In this episode of Update-1, Bankrate.com Washington Bureau Chief and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick (@Hamrickisms) interviews Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno about the value of questions.
December 26, 2016
The National Press Club offers tons of opportunities for professional development and socializing. With so many ways to take advantage of the Press Club, where should one begin? In this Update-1 podcast, Press Club member Julia Haskins talks to Press Club Board member and Membership Secretary Molly McCluskey about the benefits of joining the organization. Molley shares her insider tips for getting the most out of membership, from connecting with mentors to enjoying free food.
December 3, 2016
This edition of Update-1 focuses on the media's failure to predict one of the biggest upsets in political history: Donald Trump's stunning win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Host Violet Ikonomova talks with Poynter.org Managing Editor Ben Mullin about whether the
reputation of news organizations has taken a hit and what the media can do to better assess the electorate's political sentiment. They also discuss how the public views the coverage the candidates received throughout the campaign.
November 23, 2016
Just how bad is gender bias in science journalism? That's one of the topics in this edition of Update-1. Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Candace Smith interviews Laura Helmuth, Health, Science and Environment Editor at The Washington Post, about the challenges facing science writers who are women. Helmuth talks about the efforts under way to level the playing field. She also discusses how the media cover science issues and offers advice to science writers.
November 8, 2016
Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of The Year of Voting Dangerously, a book about the 2016 presidential campaign. In this Update-1 podcast, Gallup Managing Editor and NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Art Swift discusses with Dowd several anecdotes in the book, including personal dealings with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Swift and Dowd explore what may be in store after the election for both Trump and Clinton, along with pondering how we got to this place in politics in 2016.
October 20, 2016
Millennials are the first generation of news consumers to receive most of their news content online. As legacy media organizations continue to adjust their platforms to effectively reach millennials, a news organization that solely targets this generation has grown into the largest online news organization in the world. The Young Turks began as the first show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002 and now boasts an online news network of more than 30 channels and with more than 4-billion views on YouTube.
October 8, 2016
How does journalism education keep pace with a rapidly changing industry? In this Update-1 podcast, Press Club member Scott Maucione talks with University of Maryland journalism professor Sean Mussenden about the modern media landscape. They discuss the importance of having a professional and responsible social media presence, including how to present content and engage with the audience. Mussenden also talks about how he has to learn new technology, new methods of storytelling and new social platforms so that what he teaches remains relevant.
September 26, 2016
This edition of Update-1 features part 2 of a two-episode podcast with General Michael Hayden. Press Club Board member Molly McCluskey talks with the former NSA and CIA director about how journalists can effectively work with the intelligence community and the future of intelligence in the United States. General Hayden is the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.
September 15, 2016
How can the journalism community expose the secrets that the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That's the theme of a special two-episode podcast in which NPC Board member Molly McCluskey interviews General Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.