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  • (Airs 01/27/23 @ 6 p.m. & 01/29/23 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Barbara Lombardo is the 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 the journalism coalition trying to save local news, a decision by some cable companies to remove Newsmax, Facebook allowing former President Trump back on the platform, and much more.
  • (Airs 01/28/23 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Hochul says she will push the legislature to further revise the state’s bail laws, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay about the governor’s controversial move, and we’ll head to the Southern Tier where counties there are deciding how to spend opioid settlement money.
  • (Airs 01/13/23 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: With the 2023 legislative session underway, the Governor’s budget is due by the end of the month, our political observer speaks with new SUNY Chancellor John King, and we’ll speak with the head of the New York State School Boards Association about Foundation Aid.
  • (Airs 01/12/23 @ 3 p.m. & 01/14/23 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with SUNY Chancellor John King about New York’s higher education system.
  • (Airs 01/08/23 @ 6 p.m. & 01/09/23 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at RPI. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about George Santos and the importance of small, community newspapers, how the media covered the collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, whether there was too much press coverage of the death of pioneering broadcast journalist Barbara Walters, and more.
  • (Airs 01/01/23 @ 6 p.m. & 01/02/23 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Rosemary Armao, Investigative Journalist and Adjunct Professor at RPI. On this week’s Media Project, Rex, Judy and Rosemary talk about whether increasing media consolidation is a good thing, harassment facing journalists, the loss of newspapers in rural areas, and much more.
  • (Airs 12/29/22 @ 3 p.m. & 12/31/22 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
  • (Airs 12/25/22 @ 6 p.m. & 12/26/22 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Barbara and Rex talk about whether journalists should have discovered that New York Republican Congressman Santos resume contained falsehoods, heroes in journalism, the mis-informer of the year, and much more.
  • (Airs 12/18/22 @ 6 p.m. & 12/19/22 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Ira and Rex talk about what’s happening at Twitter, and possibly journalism, under the leadership of Elon Musk, the peril journalists face around the world, a new female editor at the Wall Street Journal, and much more.
  • (Airs 12/16/22 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York lawmakers consider giving themselves a pay raise before the end of the year, our political observer Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, Executive Director of NYPIRG about politics of a potential pay raise for legislators, and a New York Congressman pushes legislation to crack down on Grinch Bots.
  • (Airs 12/15/22 @ 3 p.m. & 12/17/22 @ 5:30 a.m.) WAMC’s Alan Chartock speakswith Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).
  • (Airs 12/11/22 @ 6 p.m. & 12/12/22 @ 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 Upstate American, 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 Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Judy, Barbara and Rex talk about the 24-hour strike at the New York Times, newspapers being delivered by mail, about the Twitter files, and much more.