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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Twitter: @_mediaproject

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about who's tired of the press, coverage in Iowa, and certain states in the United States who are exempt from the Freedom of Information Law.

(Airs 1/31/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about rating the credibility of journalists and journalism, Donald Trump, in a feud with Fox News, shuns the debate, What Trump's popularity with evangelicals tells the press about how it should cover religion, and much more.

(Airs 1/24/16 & 1/25/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a South Carolina Republican who wants to create a "Registry" for responsible journalists, The GOP cans NBC, Media heavyweights participate in a blackout to avoid endangering the prisoner swap with Iran, and the question of whether news organizations should participate in media blackouts.

(Airs 1/17/16 & 1/18/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Sean Penn, Rolling Stone and the El Chapo interview, naming a alleged rape victim after the accusations prove false, New York Governor Cuomo proposes something for journalists in his state of the state address, and much more.

(Airs 1/10/16 & 1/11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about what it’s like to be an editor in these trying times, the Boston Globe’s distribution problems, the Daily Gazette dropping the Associated Press, and much more.

(Airs 1/03/16 & 1/04/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the top stories of 2015, the number of journalists killed in 2015, journalism innovations of the year, and much more.

(Airs 12/27 & 12/28) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about bias coverage against Bernie Sanders, whether reporters should disclose who they vote for, the number one news story of the year, and much more.

(Airs 12/20 & 12/21) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Editor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Supreme Court, Justice Scalia, Affirmative Action and the perils of oral argument, content is King in reaching Millennials, in reversal, Governor Cuomo moves to support faster action on information requests, and much more.

(Airs 11/13 & 11/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Editor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter regarding the movie Spotlight, coverage of the presidential campaigns, The New York Times publishes a front page editorial on gun violence/control in American, and much more.

(Airs 12/06 & 12/07) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick and St. Rose Journalism Professor Paul Conti. On this week's show they talk about coverage of the mass shooting in San Bernadino, Donald Trump and the disabled reporter, whether the public actually distrusts the media, and much more.

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