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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 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 04/05/20 @ 6 p.m. & 04/06/20 @ 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-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 Professor, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Barbara and Rosemary talk about hundreds of journalists are laid off as coverage of the coronavirus becomes even more important, how to handle the President’s daily news briefings, and much more.

(Airs 03/29/20 @ 6 p.m. & 03/30/20 @ 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, 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, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about whether or not the media should air the presidential press briefings, and much more.

(Airs 03/22/20 @ 6 p.m. & 03/23/20 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, 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, Barbara and Judy practice social distancing while talking about media coverage COVID-19.

(Airs 03/15/20 @ 6 p.m. & 03/16/20 @ 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, 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.

(Airs 03/08/20 @ 6 p.m. & 03/09/20 @ 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 Associate Editor Mike Spain, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, 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, Mike, Rosemary and Judy talk about how the media is covering the Coronavirus, how the press covered the results of Super Tuesday, what happened with Chris Matthews leaving MSNBC, and much more.

(Airs 03/01/20 @ 6 p.m. & 03/02/20 @ 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 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, Rex, Barbara and Ira talk about how the moderators handled the Democratic Presidential debate in South Carolina, the Trump Administration sues the New York Times, whether newspapers should endorse candidates, and much more.

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(Airs 02/23/20 @ 6 p.m. & 02/24/20 @ 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 Rex Smith, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, 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 talk about how newsrooms are dealing with online harassment, whether reporters are appropriately framing the budget narrative, and much more.

(Airs 02/09/20 @ 6 p.m. & 02/10/20 @ 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 Rex Smith; Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, Rosemary Armao; and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about Russian propaganda on Kansas City radio, people who get their political news from social media don’t trust election results, and much more.

(Airs 02/09/20 @ 6 p.m. & 02/10/20 @ 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 Professor, 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 talk about a listener letter that says the press should stop publishing editorials or opinions, media coverage of the President’s State of The Union Address, and much more.

(Airs 02/02/20 @ 6 p.m. & 02/03/20 @ 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, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly’s interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the controversy over TMZ and the reporting of Kobe Bryant’s death, whether journalists should vote in primaries, and much more.

(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.

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(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.

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