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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 #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.

(Airs 10/18/20 @ 6 p.m. & 10/19/20 @ 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, 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 growing audience for digital news, whether journalists have learned any lessons from the 2016 Presidential election campaign, and more.

(Airs 10/11/20 @ 6 p.m. & 10/12/20 @ 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, 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 and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Rex, and Rosemary talk about how journalists have done as moderators at the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates, how much health information should the President be required to reveal, and much more.

(Airs 10/02/20 @ 6 p.m. & 10/05/20 @ 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, 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 and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex, and Rosemary talk about how Chris Wallace did as the moderator of the first Presidential debate, how journalists should respond to the President not committing to a peaceful transfer of power, and much more.

(Airs 09/27/20 @ 6 p.m. & 09/28/20 @ 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, Judy Patrick, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Jenn Smith, education reporter and Community Engagement Editor at The Berkshire Eagle. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy, and Jenn talk about Jenn’s new big job announcement, media coverage of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the following fight over the next pick, and more.

(Airs 09/20/20 @ 6 p.m. & 09/21/20 @ 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. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary, and Barbara talk about whether newspapers should continue to endorse political candidates, how to cover a President who is a threat to democracy, and much more.

(Airs 09/13/20 @ 6 p.m. & 09/14/20 @ 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, Rex, Rosemary, and Judy talk about the ethical controversy over Bob Woodward’s new book Rage, the President tries to have a Fox News reporter fired, how the coronavirus has impacted local news organizations, and more.

(Airs 09/06/20 @ 6 p.m. & 09/07/20 @ 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, Rex, Rosemary, and Ira talk about media coverage of climate change, rating the coverage of the political conventions, how politics has become a greater part of sports coverage, and much more.

(Airs 08/30/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/31/20 @ 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, 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 and Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Rosemary talk about media coverage of the Republican National Convention, the question of what do you do when there’s too much news and not enough journalists, and more.

(Airs 08/23/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/24/20 @ 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, Former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Jenn Smith, education reporter and Community Engagement Editor at The Berkshire Eagle. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Jenn talk about media coverage of the national conventions, whether the Huffington Post reporter should have asked the President if regrets lying so much to the American people, the issues surrounding voting by mail and the post office, and more.

(Airs 08/16/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/17/20 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao.  On this week’s Media Project Alan, Barbara, Rex and Rosemary talk about media coverage of Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris, whether newspapers should except financial help from the government, the increased physical violence against journalists in Belarus, and more.

(Airs 08/09/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/10/20 @ 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, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Rex and Ira talk about what do American’s really think about the news media, how should we cover the upcoming election that will take weeks to decide of absentee ballots, and much more.

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