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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 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 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.

(Airs 08/02/20 @ 6 p.m. & 08/03/20 @ 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-at-Large Rex Smith, Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany 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, Rosemary, Rex and Judy provide a review of the Supreme Court case New York Times vs. Sullivan and what it means for journalism, why twitter temporarily suspended Donald Trump Jr., and much more.

(Airs 07/26/20 @ 6 p.m. & 07/27/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany 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, Judy, Rex and Rosemary talk about the return of the President’s coronavirus briefings, is the press doing enough to cover climate change, an analysis of the interview between President Trump and Chris Wallace of Fox News.

(Airs 07/19/20 @ 6 p.m. & 07/20/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Jenn Smith, a reporter and Community Engagement Editor at The Berkshire Eagle. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Jenn and Rex talk about what makes people avoid the news the controversy over Bari Weiss quitting the New York Times while attacking the newspaper, and much more.

(Airs 07/12/20 @ 6 p.m. & 07/13/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany 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, Rosemary, Judy and Rex talk about trying to safeguard journalists from digital harassment, going to court to get information that’s important to the public, and much more.

(Airs 07/05/20 @ 6 p.m. & 07/06/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, 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, Rosemary, Barbara and Rex talk about what to do when there is too much news, the long list of companies that are pulling their ads from Facebook, the pro-trump media outlets in denial of Covid-19, and more.

(Airs 06/28/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/29/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Jenn Smith, a reporter and Community Engagement Editor at The Berkshire Eagle. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rosemary, Jenn, and Rex talk about whether the owners of media organizations influence the news, how to cover a community when you don’t have enough reporters, why being uncomfortable is necessary for journalists, and more.

(Airs 06/21/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/22/20 @ 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, and Former Editor, Investigative Journalist and current UAlbany 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, Rosemary, Rex and Judy talk about the possibility of regulatory changes to Facebook, an extraordinary interview by Fox news, cutting mugshot galleries from newspaper websites, and more.

(Airs 06/14/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/15/20 @ 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 what stories we’re missing while the media focuses on the Pandemic and racial strife, confronting racism within the press, and much more.

(Airs 06/07/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/08/20 @ 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 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 cable news is covering the George Floyd protests for racial justice, how words matter in headlines, a little bit of name that tune, and much more.

(Airs 05/31/20 @ 6 p.m. & 06/01/20 @ 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, Barbara, Judy and Rex talk about the President versus Twitter, the power of bystander, and a thoughtful discussion on how the media covers race and racism.

(Airs 05/24/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/25/20 @ 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 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, Rosemary, Rex, and Judy talk about coverage of the President saying he’s taking Hydroxychloroquine, if wealth or Government should subsidize the press, whether the press can cover Covid-19 and other topics at the same time, and more.

(Airs 05/17/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/18/20 @ 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 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, Judy, and Barbara talk about how viewership is up for public TV, Alan shares a retraction, the President Trump’s attack on CBS News reporter and Asian American, Weijia, and much more.

(Airs 05/10/20 @ 6 p.m. & 05/11/20 @ 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 Professor, 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 the ABC news interview with the President, the future of local news in the Coronavirus era, The New York Times has a new record 6 million subscribers, and more.

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