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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 06/26/22 @ 6 p.m. & 06/27/22 @ 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 and current Substack columnist Rex Smith, Adjunct Professor at RPI 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 talk about whether there’s still too much coverage of former President Trump, whether Facebook and other social media should pay for the news, and much more.
  • (Airs 06/19/22 @ 6 p.m. & 06/20/22 @ 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 and current Substack columnist Rex Smith, Adjunct Professor at RPI 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 new threats and attacks on journalists, whether journalism is dead and much more.
  • (Airs 06/12/22 @ 6 p.m. & 06/13/22 @ 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 Investigative Journalist, Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany, and Adjunct Professor at RPI and Investigative Journalist, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary Barbara, and Ira talk about Fox news’ decision not to carry live coverage of the January 6 Committee hearing this week, what happens when journalists invade a small community after a mass shooting, and much more.
  • (Airs 06/05/22 @ 6 p.m. & 06/06/22 @ 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 and current Substack Columnist 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 role of the media when covering mass shootings, who chooses what makes news, and much more.
  • (Airs 05/29/22 @ 6 p.m. & 05/30/22 @ 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 and current Substack Columnist Rex Smith former, Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, 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 coverage of the mass shooting in Texas, how we should cover children, why more students are covering state legislatures, and much more.
  • (Airs 05/22/22 @ 6 p.m. & 05/23/22 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, , former Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao, and 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, Rosemary, and Ira talk about media coverage of the mass shooting in Buffalo, Rosemary answers a letter from a personal critic, and much more.
  • (Airs 05/15/22 @ 6 p.m. & 05/16/22 @ 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, former Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao, and Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Rosemary, and Barbara talk about whether former President Trump will return to Twitter after Elon Musk said he would be welcome back, coverage of the of top secret intelligence leaks the U.S. is providing Ukraine, the Pulitzer prizes, and much more.
  • (Airs 05/08/22 @ 6 p.m. & 05/09/22 @ 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 and current Substack columnist Rex Smith, Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Rosemary, and Ira talk the leaked how the press is covering the Supreme Court leak of a draft opinion on the landmark abortion case Roe v Wade, the value of local news, diversity, and much more.
  • (Airs 05/01/22 @ 6 p.m. & 05/02/22 @ 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 and current Substack columnist Rex Smith, Judy Patrick, former Editor of the Daily Gazette and Vice President for Editorial Development for the New York Press Association, and Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, Rosemary Armao. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about whether journalists should attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, which resumes this year, and much more.
  • (Airs 04/24/22 @ 6 p.m. & 04/25/22 @ 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 and current Substack columnist Rex Smith, former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and WAMC News Director Ian Pickus. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex, Mike and Ian talk about succession at the New York Times, the issue of “both side-ism,” politicians who avoid interviews, and much more.