The Media Project

Mondays, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Sundays, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union’s Rex Smith, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld and more.

Twitter: @_mediaproject

Email: media@wamc.org 

(Airs 01/26/20 @ 6 p.m. & 01/27/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Rosemary talk about how the press is doing, under severe restrictions, covering the impeachment trial in the Senate, how American’s losing faith in institutions hurts the press, a listener letter about the importance of local news coverage, and much more.

(Airs 01/19/20 @ 6 p.m. & 01/20/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary Judy and Rex talk about media coverage of the Democratic Presidential debate, continuing coverage of impeachment, and much more.

(Airs 01/12/20 @ 6 p.m. & 01/13/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary Judy and Rex talk about how local news is localizing the Iran conflict, how to get more young reporters in the newsroom, covering two big stories at once – Iran and Iraq, and much more.

(Airs 01/05/20 @ 6 p.m. & 01/06/20 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about the best people on TV news, how to make newspapers relevant, how to rebuild trust in the media, and much more.

(Airs 12/29/19 @ 6 p.m. & 12/30/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Media Project Producer David Guistina. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary Judy and David talk about another financial blow to traditional newspapers, news deserts, ghost papers, and the future of journalism.

(Airs 12/22/19 @ 6 p.m. & 12/23/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about media coverage of impeachment, trusting the news media in the Trump era, what happened between Terri Gross and Adam Driver during a recording of Fresh Air, and much more.

(Airs 12/15 @ 6 p.m. & 12/16/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy criticize the new movie Jewel for its inaccuracy about the behavior of journalists, what to do when one political party curry’s your favor as a journalist, a listener letter and more.

(Airs 12/08 @ 6 p.m. & 12/09/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about how journalists are engaging with readers to rebuild trust, crowd sourcing, a listener emails to tell us were wrong to claim that the President says journalists are the enemy of the people, and much more.

(Airs 11/30 @ 6 p.m. & 12/01/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about how Bloomberg plans to cover its owner’s run for President, how the truth is not winning out over falsehoods, and a look at the standards for television news and much more.

(Airs 11/24 @ 6 p.m. & 11/25/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about whether President Trump has put journalists’ lives in danger, the precarious state of local news, and much more.

(Airs 11/17 @ 6 p.m. & 11/18/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about media coverage of the House impeachment hearings, toughening up student journalists, and much more.

(Airs 11/10 @ 6 p.m. & 11/11 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Times Union Editor Rex Smith; Judy Patrick, former editor of the Daily Gazette and vice president for editorial development for the New York Press Association; and journalist Jim Heaney, former Buffalo news reporter and current editor and executive director of Investigative Post. On this week’s episode, Alan, Rex, Judy and Jim discuss the failures of the Freedom of Information Law, and consider whether going nonprofit can save daily newspapers.

(Airs 11/03 @ 6 p.m. & 11/04/19 @ 3 p.m.)  The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy Rex, and Ira talk about listener letters scolds the program for depictions of young media consumers, whether the media is to blame for the California wild fires, Twitter’s CEO saying they will no longer take political ads, and much more.

(Airs 10/27 @ 6 p.m. & 10/29/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Barbara talk about how New York may pass a law to help save local news, the future of Facebook and whether they have a responsibility as journalists, and much more.

(Airs 10/20 @ 6 p.m. & 10/21/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about Governor Cuomo using the N-word live on the radio, Ronan Farrow versus NBC News, Government employees being protected when the talk to the press, and much more.

(Airs 10/13 @ 6 p.m. & 10/14/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about journalism “fixers”, should hosts of talk shows be scolding their guests, a border officer forces a journalist to say he writes propaganda, and much more.

(Airs 10/06 @ 6 p.m. & 10/07/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about the optimism and pessimism a year from journalist Jamal Koshoggi’s death, the fully operational right wing media machine, and how it’s working in the Impeachment Inquiry.

(Airs 09/29 @ 6 p.m. & 09/30/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about media coverage of the whistleblower complaint against President Trump, whether the fight against disinformation should be considered patriotism, how the press should handle insults from the President, and much more.

(Airs 09/22 @ 6 p.m. & 09/23/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about the botched Kavanaugh story in the New York Times, doing no harm versus minimizing harm, maintaining journalism in a free market, your letters and more.

(Airs 09/15 @ 6 p.m. & 09/16/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association,. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about news aggregators, whether newspapers model to survive, if journalists should stop reporting the names of mass shooters, and much more.

(Airs 09/08 @ 6 p.m. & 09/09/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association,. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Rosemary talk about Journalists who say President Trump treats Fox News like state-run television, the difference between a gaff and a lie, whether people will continue to pay for watchdog journalism, and more.

(Airs 09/01 @ 6 p.m. & 09/02/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about the hardest story to cover on President Trump: his fitness for the job, Bernie Sanders’ plan for journalism and whether the media was complicit in the opioid crisis.

(Airs 8/25 @ 6 p.m. & 8/26/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Rosemary Armao, Former Editor and Investigative Journalist. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo criticizes the Times Union for being “insensitive”, whether journalists hide behind the First Amendment, and a sheriff targets reporters for calling after hours.

(Airs 8/18 @ 6 p.m. & 8/19/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Barbara, Rex and Ira talk about the media coverage of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Bernie Sanders criticizes the Washington Post, CNN’s Prime Time Host Chris Cuomo’s reaction to being called Fredo, and much more.

(Airs 8/11 @ 6 p.m. & 8/12/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex, and Barbara talk about controversy over a New York Times headline, facts versus interpretation in reporting the news, whether journalists are overly defensive, and much more.

(Airs 8/04 @ 6 p.m. & 8/05/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Rosemary talk about how many more tasks there are for modern journalists, an evaluation of how the moderators did on CNN’s Democratic Presidential debate, your letters about too much syndicated news, and much more.

(Airs 7/28 @ 6 p.m. & 7/29/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Rosemary talk about coverage of the Mueller hearing, frustration over coverage of local news, how to cover the President’s lies, and more.

The Media Project #1468

Jul 21, 2019

(Airs 7/21/19 @ 6 p.m. & 7/22/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld; Judy Patrick, former editor of the Daily Gazette and vice president for editorial development for the New York Press Association; and Rosemary Armao, editor and investigative journalist.

(Airs 7/14/19 @ 6 p.m. & 7/15/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Ira, Judy and Rosemary talk about the investigative journalism it took the Miami Herald to unveil what happened in the case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, The Defender is going out of print, President Trump is criticizing Fox News and more.

(Airs 7/07 @ 6 p.m. & 7/08/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Ira talk about how much coverage to give to President Trump, the death of another newspaper, how the press covers the Saratoga Race Course, and more.  

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