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The Media Project

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, Editor of the Daily Gazette Judy Patrick, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose Cailin Brown, Publisher of Empire Report New York J.P. Miller, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

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#1620: Threats and attacks on journalists | The Media Project

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. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-06-19/the-media-project-1620-alan-rosemary-ira-rex

30mins

20 Jun 2022

Rank #1

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#1619: January 6 Committee Hearings | The Media Project

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.

29mins

13 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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#1618: What is newsworthy? | The Media Project

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. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-06-12/the-media-project-1618-alan-barbara-ira-rex

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6 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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#1617: Students covering state legislatures | The Media Project

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.

30mins

30 May 2022

Rank #4

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#1616: Covering a mass shooting | The Media Project

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. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-05-22/the-media-project-1616-alan-rex-rosemary-ira

30mins

23 May 2022

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#1615: Will Trump return to Twitter? and coverage of top secret intelligence leaks | The Media Project

 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.

30mins

16 May 2022

Rank #6

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#1614: Covering local news and diversity | The Media Project

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 discuss 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. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-05-08/the-media-project-1614-alan-rex-rosemary-ira

30mins

9 May 2022

Rank #7

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#1613: Should journalists attend the White House Correspondents Dinner? | The Media Project

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. The panel discusses whether journalists should attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, which resumes this year, and much more. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/ Flickr.

27mins

1 May 2022

Rank #8

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#1612: New York Times names new executive editor | The Media Project

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. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-04-24/the-media-project-1612-alan-rex-mike-ian

30mins

25 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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#1611: Media coverage of the state government | The Media Project

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 Barbara Lombardo, former Editor of the Saratogian and a Journalism Professor at the University at Albany. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Barbara, Judy and Rex talk about media coverage of state government, whether a Trump endorsement is newsworthy, how the media is failing the public on good news about jobs, and more. https://www.wamc.org/show/the-media-project/2022-04-17/the-media-project-1611-alan-barbara-judy-rex

30mins

18 Apr 2022

Rank #10