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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 former Albany Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Judy Patrick. The panel speaks about everything from how the media covers coronavirus to how news is digested via social media and whether journalists are doing their jobs as expected.

Twitter: @_mediaproject

Email: media@wamc.org

The Media Project #1563 - Alan, Rosemary, Barbara, Rex

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(Airs 05/16/21 @ 6 p.m. & 05/17/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 partisan media growing in the U.S., the rise of more women into leadership positions in journalism, what journalists can do in the age of misinformation, and more.

The Media Project #1562 - Alan, Ira, Judy, Rex

May 9, 2021

(Airs 05/09/21 @ 6 p.m. & 05/10/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, 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 struggle for truth amid misinformation, reaction to Facebook continuing to ban former President Donald Trump, and much more.

The Media Project #1561 - Alan, Rosemary, Rex, Judy

May 2, 2021

(Airs 05/02/21 @ 6 p.m. & 05/03/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about should the government fund journalism, does Tucker Carlson believe the things he tells Fox viewers, and more.

The Media Project #1560 - Alan, Judy, Ira, Rex

Apr 25, 2021

(Airs 04/25/21 @ 6 p.m. & 04/26/21 @ 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-at-Large 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, Ira and Judy talk about the implication of media coverage of the Derek Chauvin verdict, whether climate journalism is entering the solutions era, and more.

(Airs 04/18/21 @ 6 p.m. & 04/19/21 @ 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-at-Large 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, Ira and Judy talk about coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial, what the public wants from journalism, politicians and their spokes people, and much more.

The Media Project #1558 - Alan, Barbara, Ira, Rex

Apr 11, 2021

(Airs 04/11/21 @ 6 p.m. & 04/12/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The and Saratogian and The (Troy) Record. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Ira and Barbara talk about a 60 Minutes story that misses the mark, the conservative ecosystem for the news, what questions the White House Press Corps has been asking the President so far, and much more.

The Media Project #1557 - Alan, Judy, Rex, Barbara

Apr 4, 2021

(Airs 04/04/21 @ 6 p.m. & 04/05/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, 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 and Saratogian and The (Troy) Record. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about how the fading glory of Fox news, media coverage of the trial of Derek Chauvin, and much more.

(Airs 03/28/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/29/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, 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 how the media covers mass shootings, bias headlines or truth telling in the New York Times, and much more.

(Airs 03/21/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/22/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about whether newsrooms will ever return and whether it matters, whether opinion journalism on local issues will draw audiences, hypocrisy at Fox news, and more.

(Airs 03/14/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/15/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about whether American’s are weaning themselves off the news, whether Oprah’s interview of Meghan and Harry was important, the media’s focus on sensational stories, and much more.

The Media Project #1553 - Alan, Rosemary, Rex, Ira

Mar 7, 2021

(Airs 03/07/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/08/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Judy talk about what the press should do to encourage a higher vaccination rate, the New York Times newsroom in turmoil, and much more.

The Media Project #1552 - Alan, Judy, Rosemary, Rex

Feb 28, 2021

(Airs 02/28/21 @ 6 p.m. & 03/01/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, former Times Union Editor-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 talk about whether media coverage built up New York Governor Cuomo, making his fall inevitable, lawmakers discussing how to limit fake news, and much more.

The Media Project #1551 - Alan, Rosemary, Ira, Rex

Feb 21, 2021

(Airs 02/21/21 @ 6 p.m. & 02/22/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk whether hedge funds buying newspapers are slowly destroying print journalism, the media ethics of CNN’s Chris Cuomo covering his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and much more.

The Media Project #1550 - Alan, Rosemary, Judy, Rex

Feb 14, 2021

(Airs 02/14/21 @ 6 p.m. & 02/158/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 talk about media coverage of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, whether newspaper journalists break more stories than broadcast journalists, and much more.

The Media Project #1549 - Alan, Rosemary, Ira, Rex

Feb 7, 2021

(Airs 02/07/21 @ 6 p.m. & 02/08/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about seismic changes coming in journalism, whether Fox news is in trouble or not, how we should define a journalist, and much more.

The Media Project #1548 - Alan, Rex, Rosemary, Judy

Jan 31, 2021

(Airs 01/31/21 @ 6 p.m. & 02/01/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 talk about whether panel discussions on cable networks are productive, CNN’s Larry King and his interviewing legacy, and much more.

The Media Project #1547 - Alan, Rosemary, Barbara, Rex

Jan 24, 2021

(Airs 01/24/21 @ 6 p.m. & 01/25/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 covering multiple stories at once, whether newly promoted female White House reporters make a difference in coverage, and much more.

The Media Project #1546 - Alan, Rosemary, Rex, Judy

Jan 17, 2021

(Airs 01/17/21 @ 6 p.m. & 01/18/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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 talk about the future of big tech and media, the value of editors, and much more.

The Media Project #1545 - Alan, Rex, Rosemary, Ira

Jan 10, 2021

(Airs 01/10/21 @ 6 p.m. & 01/11/21 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about media coverage of the riot and breach of the U.S. Capitol, and more.

The Media Project #1544 - Alan, Judy, Rex, Rosemary

Jan 3, 2021

(Airs 01/03/20 @ 6 p.m. & 01/04/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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, Rosemary, Rex and Judy talk about how secrecy has impacted Covid-19 due to federal regulation, the lingering effects of the Trump Administration on the media, and much more.

The Media Project #1543 - Alan, Rosemary, Rex, Ira

Dec 27, 2020

(Airs 12/27/20 @ 6 p.m. & 12/28/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Ira talk about how the news media cover their mistakes, a very unusual apology from a newspaper in the Midwest, and much more.

(Airs 12/20/20 @ 6 p.m. & 12/21/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Daily Freeman. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Barbara talk about covering whether the networks should continue covering Trump after he leaves office, the changing use of language in journalism, and much more.

(Airs 12/13/20 @ 6 p.m. & 12/14/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, 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, Rosemary, Rex and Judy talk about covering minority communities better, what happens to Fox news as networks further to the right move in, and much more.

The Media Project

(Airs 12/06/20 @ 6 p.m. & 12/07/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Ira talk about whether the media will find other things to focus on after President Trump leaves office, whether newsletters will replace local news, and much more.

(Airs 11/29/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/30/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Rosemary and Rex talk about whether the media will continue to focus on President Donald Trump post-Presidency, the diversity problem in the media, and much more.

(Airs 11/22/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/23/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, 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 Barbara and Rex talk about whether people should feel sorry for Fox news, the declining public interest in Coronavirus news, and much more.

(Airs 11/15/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/16/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex, and Ira talk about media coverage the President’s refusal to concede the election, whether the media should be paying close attention to polls based on their bad election performance, and much more.

(Airs 11/08/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/09/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex, and Judy talk about media coverage of the elections, what lessons journalists may have learned, and what might change going forward, and much more.

(Airs 11/01/20 @ 6 p.m. & 11/02/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Jenn Smith, Engagement Editor for the Education Lab at The Seattle Times. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex, and Jenn talk about how the media can engage audiences with limited resources, time and attention, the rise of right wing media taking over local news, and much more.

(Airs 10/25/20 @ 6 p.m. & 10/26/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist and Professor at the University at Albany, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Rex, and Judy talk about how partisan websites are replacing local news, how the powerful are turning away from the media, and much more.

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