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Tune into the National Press Club's Update-1 podcast for insight into news, politics, entertainment and sports.






Efforts To Educate The Public About Misinformation

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. On this edition of Update-1, she tells Broadcast/Podcast team member Irv Chapman that Facebook...


A New Digital News Publication Focusing On Political Reform

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...


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

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...


The Challenges Faced By An Award-Winning Filipino Journalist

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. Before being recognized by Time, she was interviewed for Update-1 by Irv Chapman, a longtime member of the National Press Club, during her visit to Washington to accept the International Center for Journalists award for her...


The Rise Of Fake Videos

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...


Cybersecurity For Journalists

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. From...


NATO"s Past, Present And Future

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. NPC Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Lincoln Smith talks with Jeff Rathke, the president of the American Institute for Contemporary...


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

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.


The International Center For Journalists In The Digital Age

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...


First Defence Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards At NPC

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...


Journalism Lessons From A Civil Rights Reporter

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. Published this year, the book traces landmark...


Immigrants And Their Impact On The U.S. Economy

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...


Using A Virtual Classroom To Determine News From Nonsense

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.


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

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. In this episode of Update1 with...


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

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...


Finding Out What It's Like Covering The Trump Administration

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. Talev reported for...


2018 Aerospace Media Dinner Presents Journalism Excellence Awards

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.


A Firsthand Account Of President Trump's Bombshell Interview With The Sun Newspaper

There’s seldom a week that’s not memorable under the Trump White House. President Trump’s visit to the UK in mid-July was one of those moments. In an exclusive interview with The Sun tabloid, Trump broke with all diplomatic etiquette, heavily criticizing his host, British Prime Minister Theresa May, just as she wined and dined the Trumps at an elaborate black-tie dinner. Tom Newton Dunn, political editor at The Sun, conducted the bombshell interview. He tells Broadcast/Podcast Committee...


Distinguishing Between Fact And Fiction

How do you know if something you see or hear on social media is true? Erin McNeill founded Media Literacy Now, which prepares young people to be thoughtful, safe and effective consumers and creators of media in the digital age. On this episode of Update-1, McNeill and Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman discuss her organization's effort to make media literacy a part of K-12 curricula across the country to provide students with the skills necessary to tell the difference between...


What's Next After The Historic North Korea Summit?

What happens next following last month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un? They signed a letter with four primary provisions -- renewed security for North Korea, renewal of peaceful relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and North Korean commitment to recovering Prisoner of War and Missing in Action remains. In this edition of Update-1, Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Lincoln Smith talks with David Maxwell, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army...