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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 09/19/21 @ 6 p.m. & 09/20/21 @ 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, Rex, and Judy talk about whether the federal government should subsidize local media, whether newsrooms should go out of their way to hire reporters with political diversity, and much more.
  • (Airs 09/12/21 @ 6 p.m. & 09/13/21 @ 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, Rosemary, Rex, and Ira talk about media coverage of Covid-19 and the drug Ivermectin, and much more.
  • (Airs 09/05/21 @ 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 to deal with an apocalyptical news cycle, the value of truth telling, the continuing print down turn and much more.
  • (Airs 08/29/21 @ 6 p.m. & 08/30/21 @ 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, 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, Ira, Rosemary and Judy talk about media coverage of New York’s new governor, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, newspaper credibility, and much more.
  • (Airs 08/22/21 @ 6 p.m. & 08/23/21 @ 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, Rosemary, and Barbara talk about media coverage of Afghanistan, how the media can get people to pay attention to climate change, and much more.
  • (Airs 08/15/21 @ 6 p.m. & 08/16/21 @ 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, 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, Rosemary, Judy, and Ira talk about the media’s coverage of the three C’s: COVID, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and climate change.
  • 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, Rosemary and Barbara talk about media coverage of New York Attorney General Tish James bombshell report that finds Governor Cuomo broke federal and state laws by sexually harassing 11 women; the quality of coverage of Covid-19, and much more.
  • (Airs 08/01/21 @ 6 p.m. & 08/02/21 @ 3 p.m.) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Former…
  • (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…
  • (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…