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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.

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(Airs 8/18 @ 6 p.m. & 8/19/19 @ 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, 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 media coverage of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Bernie Sanders criticizes the Washington Post, CNN’s Prime Time Host Chris Cuomo’s reaction to being called Fredo, and much more.

(Airs 8/11 @ 6 p.m. & 8/12/19 @ 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 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, Rex, and Barbara talk about controversy over a New York Times headline, facts versus interpretation in reporting the news, whether journalists are overly defensive, and much more.

(Airs 8/04 @ 6 p.m. & 8/05/19 @ 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Rosemary talk about how many more tasks there are for modern journalists, an evaluation of how the moderators did on CNN’s Democratic Presidential debate, your letters about too much syndicated news, and much more.

(Airs 7/28 @ 6 p.m. & 7/29/19 @ 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Rosemary Armao, Editor and Investigative Journalist. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Rosemary talk about coverage of the Mueller hearing, frustration over coverage of local news, how to cover the President’s lies, and more.

The Media Project #1468

Jul 21, 2019

(Airs 7/21/19 @ 6 p.m. & 7/22/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock; Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld; 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.

(Airs 7/14/19 @ 6 p.m. & 7/15/19 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld 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. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Ira, Judy and Rosemary talk about the investigative journalism it took the Miami Herald to unveil what happened in the case of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, The Defender is going out of print, President Trump is criticizing Fox News and more.

(Airs 7/07 @ 6 p.m. & 7/08/19 @ 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 how much coverage to give to President Trump, the death of another newspaper, how the press covers the Saratoga Race Course, and more.  

(Airs 6/30 @ 6 p.m. & 7/01/19 @ 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, 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 former Chair of the Journalism program at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Rosemary talk about whether robots will end up doing the job of journalists, the power of a single photograph, media companies scrambling after judge rules they are liable for Facebook comments.

(Airs 6/16 @ 6 p.m. & 6/17/19 @ 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 Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Cailin talk about the controversy between the New York Times and CNN, how to keep local news alive, and the weatherman fired for criticizing his TV stations sensational weather warnings.

(Airs 6/9 @ 6 p.m. & 6/10/19 @ 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 areas orphaned the news, newspapers diversifying their revenue streams, whether the Washington Post is a liberal newspaper, and much more.

(Airs 6/2 @ 6 p.m. & 6/3/19 @ 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 Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Cailin talk about deceptively edited videos, reporting that has gotten extremely personal for a Times journalist, covering religion, and much more.

(Airs 5/27 @ 6 p.m. & 5/27/19 @ 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, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Ira and Cailin talk about the death of local newspapers, coverage of climate change, and politicians turned commentators, and much more.

(Airs 5/19 @ 6 p.m. & 5/20/19 @ 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 Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about whether the Democrats should go on Fox, a new study that shows journalism has become more subjective, listener letters, and more.

(Airs 5/12 @ 6 p.m. & 5/13/19 @ 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 Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Barbara talk about who’s covering the White House, who’s sitting in the CBS Anchor chair, how journalists deal with bias, how much coverage to give President Trump on the campaign trail, and more.

(Airs 5/05 @ 6 p.m. & 5/06/19 @ 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about the Washington Post documenting 10,000 lies by President Trump, whether newspapers should pay more attention to climate change, student press freedom, and much more.

(Airs 4/28 & 4/29/19) 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, 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, Cailin, Mike, and Barbara talk about Governor Cuomo criticizes the New York Times, whether Sarah Huckabee Sanders is qualified to be the White House spokesperson, and how the media will cover Joe Biden’s campaign for President.

(Airs 4/21 @ 6 p.m. & 4/22 @ 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 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, Rex, and Barbara talk about the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, whether advertisers or underwriters have ever pressured media, a listener letter about NPR and Noom, and more.

(Airs 4/14 & 4/15/19 ) 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 National Enquirer now up for sale, journalists playing catch up, The Times Union starts underwriting specific stories, and much more.

(Airs 04/07 & 04/08/19) 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, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, 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, Cailin and Mike talk about how the media handled the coverage of the Mueller Report summary released by Attorney General Barr, how the Federal Government uses sensitive material and grand jury testimony to justify keeping information from the press and public, what happened to a proposal in New York which would have made secret arrests possible, and much more.

(Airs 03/31/19 & 04/01/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, , and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Rex and Barbara talk about how the media handled the coverage of the Mueller Report summary released by Attorney General Barr, a proposal in New York which would make secret arrests possible, a listener letter, and much more.

(Airs 3/24 & 3/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and Barbara Lombardo, Journalism Professor at the University at Albany and former Executive Editor of The Saratogian and The (Troy) Record, and Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association. On this week’s Media Project Rex, Cailin Barbara and Judy talk about how the media handled the coverage of the New Zealand terrorist attack, online ethics and memes, and listener letters about the term flack to describe public relations professionals.

(Airs 3/17 & 3/18/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, 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, Cailin and Barbara talk reply to a listener letter about referring to public relations professionals flacks, how the press should cover the children of celebrities, and much more.

(Airs 3/10 & 3/11/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany 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 former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Barbara and Mike talk about Governor Cuomo’s comments on journalism and what makes a great journalist, the mutually beneficial relationship between Fox News and the Trump Administration, and much more.

(Airs 3/03 & 3/04/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Cailin and Ira talk about how weather news helped the Dallas Morning News, a strange hire at CNN, five top public relations executives say what they really think about journalists, and more.

#1447: New York Times V. Sullivan, A Revision?

Feb 24, 2019

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose, and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Judy, Cailin, and Ian talk about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' opinion piece encouraging his collegues to reconsider the 1964 landmark case New York Times v. Sullivan,  Nicholas Sandmann, the 'MAGA hat kid' is now suing the Washington Post, and the case of actor Jussie Smollett's now alleged staged attack.

(Airs 2/17 & 2/18/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about whether news aggregators are good for journalism or bad, Bob Costas says he was punished for his commentary on concussions and the NFL, Jill Abramson and whether she committed plagiarism, and more.

(Airs 2/10/19 & 2/11/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about how to cover the State of The Union Address, whether the “black face” controversy in Virginia overtook the news, Fox news sets the President’s agenda, and much more.

(Airs 2/03 & 2/04/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about whether journalists should put themselves in nature’s fury to cover frigid temperatures and natural disasters, when politicians and journalists switch places, the Chartock Theory of the F Sharp, and much more.

(Airs 1/27/19 & 1/28/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Judy and Cailin talk about a major non-journalism mistake at the Albany Times Union, New York Governor Cuomo wants to shield mug shots and booking information from the press, and much more.

(Airs 1/20 & 1/21/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Investigative Journalist and Editor Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project Alan, Rex, Ira and Rosemary talk about fake copies of the Washington Post delivered throughout D.C., private employers can’t forbid your workers from talking to journalists, and Senator Gillibrand forgoes the news media and announces her Presidential campaign on late night television.

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