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CPJ Calls For Strong Statement About Press Freedom
The advocacy director for the Committee to Protect Journalist, Dr. Courtney Radsch, believes the Biden administration has the opportunity to restore U.S. press freedom leadership after what she says has been an abdication of that role over the past several years. In this edition of Update-1, she talks to Broadcast Podcast team member Tom Young about what steps CPJ would like President Biden to take. Dr. Radsch says they include the president delivering a major speech recognizing the role journalists play in providing the public with accurate information "at a time when it has never been more important." CPJ also wants the U.S. to make press freedom a foreign policy priority and appoint a press freedom envoy.
Pivoting To Success During The Year Of The Coronavirus
The NPC's 2020 President Michael Freedman had the daunting challenge of leading the club during the coronavirus pandemic. In this edition of Update-1, Freedman discusses with Broadcast Podcast Committee member Irv Chapman how the club suspended all in-person services in March and then successfully pivoted to virtual newsmaker and headliner interviews, conducting more than 40 virtual events and in the process booking guests who normally would not have been available. He also talks about how the club's virtual inaugural this Saturday, when Lisa Matthews will be sworn-in as the 114th president, is also a charity event, and why maintaining the club's morale and membership during the pandemic have been top accomplishments.
Photographer Discusses The Dangers Of Being At The U.S. Capitol During Deadly Attack
National Press Club member Christy Bowe says she was in a "dangerous situation" when Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 realized she was a member of the media and began chanting insults directed at news organizations. In the second of a two-part series featuring journalists who were on duty that historic day, NPC Broadcast Podcast Committee member and American University assistant professor in communications Gemma Puglisi interviews Bowe, a photojournalist who was on the East side of the Capitol. She says she noticed the atmosphere becoming more intense as the size of the crowd swelled. She talks about losing her cellphone and then miraculously getting it back and calling people to find out what was going on. She discusses what she learned and offers advice to journalists covering protests and rallies.
Photojournalist Recalls Her Experience At U.S. Capitol During Deadly Attack
The January 6 deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol endangered not only lawmakers but also journalists who were on duty for what turned out to be a direct attack on a hallowed democratic institution. In the first of a two-part series featuring journalists who were on the scene, NPC Broadcast Podcast Committee member and American University assistant professor in communications Gemma Puglisi interviews photojournalist and NPC member Cheriss May, who was working as a freelancer on that historic day.
Radio Making A Difference In Developing Countries
Despite huge advances in communications technology, radio remains one of the most effective media--especially in developing countries. Radio can help farmers with better growing practices, encourage the use of clean water, and promote free elections. A nonprofit organization called Developing Radio Partners works to boost useful radio programming in poor countries. In the latest Update-1 podcast, Broadcast Podcast Committee member Tom Young speaks with the president and CEO of Developing Radio Partners, Chuck Rice.
Increasing Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Within Broadcast Companies
Earlier this year the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation launched the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Center, a website dedicated to helping media companies and industry professionals create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs are designed to help companies embrace unique perspectives and voices.
In this episode of Update-1, the NAB's Chief Diversity Officer and Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke talks with Broadcast Podcast team member Sarah Dolezal about the role the NAB plays in improving DEI initiatives at radio and television stations and networks throughout the country. She discusses the "journey" that broadcast companies are on, the successes she has seen with their DEI efforts, and what organizations still have to do to impact change.