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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

(Airs 07/25/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/26/21 @ 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, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about why journalists are special, whether Fox is a real news channel, a tribute to a remarkable journalist, and much more.

(Airs 07/18/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/19/21 @ 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, 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 un-publishing the news in a digital world, the impact of a decline in news room employment on journalism, and much more.

(Airs 07/11/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/12/21 @ 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, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct 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 some of the stories that got away, how news organization should covering more of the positive news about COVID-19, and much more.

The Media Project #1570 - Alan, Rosemary, Ira, Rex

Jul 4, 2021

(Airs 07/04/21 @ 6 p.m. & 07/05/21 @ 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, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct 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 how well the media covers weather and its link to climate change, a decision in North Carolina on tenure and its impact on the media, and much more.

The Media Project #1569 - Alan, Judy, Barbara, Rex

Jun 27, 2021

(Airs 06/27/21 @ 6 p.m. & 06/28/21 @ 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, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, and Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about how much crime coverage is too much, whether Tucker Carlson is disingenuous in his slamming of journalists, why the U.S. ranks last in a new survey of 46 countries, and much more.

(Airs 06/20/21 @ 6 p.m. & 06/21/21 @ 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, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct 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 whether President Biden is right when he said the news focuses on the negative, the Pulitzer prizes are out but sports reporting loses again, and much more.

(Airs 06/13/21 @ 6 p.m. & 06/14/21 @ 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, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about how Fox news has been radicalized by their viewers, how the Justice Department went after reporters’ emails, a Texas newspaper’s café that channels funds back into the newspaper, and more.

(Airs 06/06/21 @ 6 p.m. & 06/07/21 @ 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary and Ira talk about whether public media funding should be extended to other forms of media, Covid-19 forces 70 newsrooms to close, and much more.

The Media Project #1565 - Alan, Rosemary, Judy, Rex

May 30, 2021

(Airs 05/30/21 @ 6 p.m. & 05/31/21 @ 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 the perils journalists face to cover the news, internal divisions at The New York Times and Associated Press, and much more.

The Media Project

(Airs 05/23/21 @ 6 p.m. & 05/24/21 @ 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, , 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 whether politicians should decide who cover them, the bias the impacts what stories journalists choose to cover, and more.

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

May 16, 2021

(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.

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