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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 12/05/21 @ 6 p.m. & 12/06/21 @ 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, former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Judy Patrick, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Ira talk about media coverage or the Omicron variant and inflation as well as CNN host Chris Cuomo being suspended indefinitely, and more.
  • (Airs 11/28/21 @ 6 p.m. & 11/29/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, WAMC’s News Director Ian Pickus, and David Guistina, host of Northeast Report Morning Edition on WAMC and Producer of the Media Project. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rosemary, Ian and David talk about WAMC’s interview with former New York Governor Cuomo showing up in a State Assembly report, the ethics of reporters breaking news in books they write, and more.
  • (Airs 11/21/21 @ 6 p.m. & 11/22/21 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Barbara, Ira, and Rex talk about localizing the climate crisis, what to do when you get a story wrong, a new documentary on local news that’s a must watch, and more.
  • (Airs 11/14/21 @ 6 p.m. & 11/15/21 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Judy Patrick. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Barbara, Judy, and Rex talk about whether the media relies too much on polls, a study that finds viewers of Fox news are more likely to believe Covid-19 falsehoods, and much more.
  • (Airs 11/07/21 @ 6 p.m. & 11/08/21 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Barbara, Ira, and Rex talk about a growing number of people who say they’re turning away from the news, college students who are challenging traditional journalism ethics, and much more.
  • (Airs 10/31/21 @ 6 p.m. & 11/01/21 @ 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 Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct 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, Judy, and Rex, talk about should the Wall Street Journal have published former President Trump’s letter, more Facebook fall-out, Billionaires want to help fight disinformation, and more.
  • (Airs 10/24/21 @ 6 p.m. & 10/25/21 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Barbara and Ira talk about how journalists should cover threats to democracy on the local and national level, censorship by Public Information Officers (PIO), and much more.
  • (Airs 10/17/21 @ 6 p.m. & 10/18/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, former Editor of the Daily Gazette, and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, Judy Patrick, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Barbara and Rosemary talk about whether American journalists are doing enough to hold government to account, whether Bill Maher a better journalist that actual journalists, and much more.
  • (Airs 10/10/21 @ 6 p.m. & 10/11/21 @ 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, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Barbara and Ira talk about the horse race media coverage of Capitol Hill, local news organizations affiliating with not-for-profits, and much more.
  • (Airs 10/03/21 @ 6 p.m. & 10/04/21 @ 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, 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, Judy and Rosemary talk about YouTube banning anti-vaxxers, the rules about how mean journalists can be to people in their obituaries, and much more.