The Media Project

Mondays, 3PM - 3:30PM; Sundays, 6PM - 6:30PM
  • Hosted by Alan Chartock, Rex Smith, Rosemary Armao, Ira Fusfeld

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, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

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(Airs 1/15 & 16/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about President Elect Donald Trump’s press conference, BuzzFeed's release of bombshell allegations regarding Trump’s ties to Russian and what information, if any, should have been released, your letters and much more.

(Airs 1/8 & 1/9/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they read listener letters on the state of journalism and fake news, they talk about the Washington Post and alleged mistakes in their Russian hacking story, what’s behind the New York state saying no more cell phones allowed in the chamber. 

(Airs 1/1 & 1/2/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the media year in review on the elections and the role of the press, the Oklahoma newspaper that endorsed Clinton hasn’t been forgiven, big newspapers are booming: Washington Post to add 60 newsroom jobs, and more.

(Airs 12/25 & 12/26) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.On this week's show they talk about where fake news came from and why some readers believe it, Vanity Fair's subscriptions soar after troll-y Trump tweet, the reporters who attended an off-the-record meeting with Donald Trump, and more.

(Airs 12/18 & 12/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about The New York Times now having more reporters covering the White House than ever in its history, The Washington Post is ‘profitable and growing,’ publisher says, Elizabeth Ailes sells Putnam County newspapers, and much more.

(Airs 12/11 & 12/12) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske and current New Media Strategist/Marketer. On this week's show they talk about fake news and what journalists can do about it, Donald Trump named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, Trump fires adviser’s son from transition for spreading fake news, NBC's Matt Lauer confronts Trump over his tweeting, the New York Times sees digital subscriptions surge, and Megyn Kelly accuses Trump aide of inciting online threats against her.

(Airs 12/4 & 12/5/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about news outlets rethinking usage of the term ‘Alt-Right’, New York Governor Cuomo signing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) fix, a listener letter on bullying in America and the media’s responsibility, and much more.

(Airs 11/27 & 11/28) 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, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk Donald Trump meeting with the media, including the New York Times, how Trump has bypassed the media using Twitter, whether the media should be at the President-Elect’s side at all times, and much more.

(Airs 11/20 & 11/21) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske and Content Strategist/Marketer. On this week's show they talk about fake news and its impact, Pro Publica is seeing a surge in donations after John Oliver’s Trump segment, how Trump will work with the press, your letters and more.

(Airs 11/13 & 11/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the Presidential election and whether prognosticators and the media got it wrong, a letter about Donald Trump being chosen to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly radio address, and much more.

(Airs 11/6 & 11/07/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, more layoffs at newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times says it has a model to survive in a future world without paper, Minneapolis Star Tribune is thriving against the odds, deciding which stories to leave behind the online paywall, a letter on using the phrase “didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment,” and much more.

(Airs 10/30 & 10/31) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, Megyn Kelly’s pivotal moment in a post-Ailes era at Fox News, Trump TV offers (Fledgling) framework for potential Media Future, Is media bias really rampant, the dramatic fall in advertising revenue forcing more layoffs at newspapers around the country, and more.

(Airs 10/23, & 10/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill. On this week's show they talk about the Donald Trump’s claims that the media is conspiring against him, the role of a newspaper columnist, the newspaper that’s paying a price for endorsing Donald Trump, and much more.

(10/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the latest Presidential debate and the town hall format, Martha Raddatz and the case for a more assertive debate moderator, media outlets grapple with Trump’s language as profanity-laced video leaks, and much more.

(Airs 10/09 & 10/10/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about whether newspaper endorsements matter anymore, New York Times reporters not facing jail for airing Trump’s taxes, a Pew study that finds Conservatives and liberals disagree about the media’s best (and worst) traits, and much more.

(Airs 10/02 & 10/03/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about the role of the moderator in Presidential debates, how Lester Holt did, how 60 percent of Americans want moderators to fact-check the debate, and much more.

(Airs 9/25 & 9/26) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about CNN commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being paid $20,000 in August by the campaign for what it described as "strategy consulting," raising anew the conflict of interest issue, a new Gallup Poll that shows animus toward the press only grows, with Brangelina gone, who will rule the tabloids?, and more.

(Airs 9/18 & 9/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Journalism Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about what should happen to Edward Snowden, President Obama criticizes the Media for their coverage of Donald Trump, What Rex learned at the editor’s conference in Philadelphia, a listener letter, and much more.

(Airs 9/11 & 9/12/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Matt Lauer fielding a storm of criticism over Clinton-Trump Forum, A farewell guide to political journalism, Fox News and its settlement with Gretchen Carlson, and more.

(Airs 9/04 & 9/05/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about media coverage of the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal and media organizations dropping him as a commentator, the difficulty of covering Donald Trump, whether Hillary Clinton holds enough press conferences, a listener letter, and more.

(Airs 8/28 & 8/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Paul Conti, Assistant Professor in the Communications Department at The College of Saint Rose. On this week's show they talk about covering Donald Trump, Melania Trump suing the Media, frustrations for Journalists using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), a letter on press freedom rankings and much more.

(Airs 8/21 & 8/22/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump threatening the press again, The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?, whether a new law will really make Illinois’ FOIA stronger?, Broadcasters getting ‘videobombed,’ and much more.

(Airs 8/14 & 8/15/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the difficulty of objectivity for Journalists when covering Donald Trump, sexual harassment scandal grows at Fox News beyond Roger Ailes, and Glenn Beck and the Boston Marathon Bombing source.

On this week's show, the digital newsroom, mobile news, the size of the newsroom, Donald Trump's comments that the New York Times "doesn't write good" and much more.

(Airs 7/31 & 8/1/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about press coverage of the Democratic National Convention, why the press is lucky to be in Philadelphia, not Istanbul, a listener letter about Roger Ailes, and much more.

(Airs 7/25 & 7/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about media coverage of the Republican National Convention, whether Leslie Stahl should have been tougher on Donald Trump and Mike Pence during her 60 Minute’s interview, whether we’ve entered the post fact era, and much more.

(Airs 7/17 & 7/18/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about how a media organization handles relations with city government, the bias in the media and the role conflict plays in determining news, a new Harvard study argues that horse-race journalism dominated primary coverage, and much more.

(Airs 7/10 & 7/11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Gretchen Carlson of Fox News filing a harrassment suit against Roger Ailes, FOIA (The Freedom of Information Act) turns 50, The Associated Press will use automated writing to cover the minor leagues, and much more.

(Airs 7/03 & 7/04/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about, media coverage of Brexit and the Benghazi report, CNN staffers concerned about hiring of Trump’s former spokesperson, and much more.

(Airs 6/26 & 6/27) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about, The Rutland Herald and Times Argus eliminate three print editions, Why The Washington Post’s ban (probably) won’t affect its journalism, How the rich silence journalists, and much more.

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