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 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.

(Airs 6/19 & 6/20/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Donald Trump revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, the tragic story of the alligator attack on a 2 year old boy in Orlando, and much more.

(Airs 6/12 & 6/13/16) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the AP reminding their employees to be vigilant after backlash from Sanders supporters, whether BuzzFeed should turn down ads for Donald Trump, remembering David Gilkey, NPR’s “18th bureau”, and much more.

(Airs 6/05/16) 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 Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump lashing out at the media again, Amazon’s CEO sides with media in Gawker case, the state department admits tampering with video of tough Fox news question, and much more.

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 PoughkeepsieJournal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about the lack of competition between newspapers, how does society reflect journalism and much more. 

(Airs 5/22 & 5/23/16) 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 a listener letter, The New York Times coverage of Donald Trump’s behavior with women through the years, whether reporting on the personal life of a Presidential candidate fair game, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly interviews Donald Trump in prime time, and much more.

(Airs 5/15 & 5/16/16) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about mysterious small fires started in the Daily Gazette newsroom, Researchers say computer screens change how you think about what you read, Jon Stewart bashes ‘corrupt, blinded’ media and TV execs opting for conflict over clarity, and much more.

(Airs 5/8 & 5/9/16) 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 the New York Times’ Upshot columnist apologizing for getting his Trump analysis wrong, whether reporters follow their bosses editorial opinions, and much more.

(Airs 5/01 & 5/02/16) 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 this year’s the future of newspapers in digital formats, conglomerate newspapers ownership, and much more.

(Airs 4/25 & 4/26/16) 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 Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, the question of whether we need a White House Press Corps, The New York Times Public Editor ends her term, and much more.

(Airs 4/17 & 4/18/16) 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 Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan vows to punish thought crimes, Megyn Kelly’s visit with Trump, Readers attack female reporters more than men, and much more.

(Airs 4/10 &4/11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the Panama Papers and the issue of journalists collaborating, what college students are learning and not learning in journalism schools, Megyn Kelly’s take on media coverage of Trump during the Presidential campaign, and much more.

(Airs 4/03 & 4/04/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the NFL calling for a retraction for the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, President Obama urges journalists to cover the substance of the Presidential campaign, and much more.

(Airs 3/27 & 3/28/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Gawker and the verdict in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, New York Governor Cuomo curtails news conferences with the media in Albany, and much more.

(Airs 3/20 & 3/21/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about criticism of the New York Times coverage of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump hates the media, Upheaval at Breitbart News, and much more.

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 Gawker and coverage of the Hulk Hogan Trial, the Associated Press says the use of ‘two bad words’ are OK under certain circumstances, New York PR firms file suit over 'hopelessly vague' JCOPE lobbying definition, and much more.

(Airs 3/6 & 3/07/16) 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 a secret service who roughed up a journalist at a Donald Trump rally, a fake New York Times story about Senator Warren endorsing Bernie Sanders, a discussion of the New York Times coverage of the alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students on an Albany bus, and much more.

(Airs 2/28 & 2/29/16) 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 coverage of an alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students on an Albany bus, whether a person’s job title should be used when they're accused of murder, the difficulty in covering Donald Trump’s misleading statements, and much more.

(Airs 2/21 & 2/22/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about coverage of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, conflicts and pressures facing well known people in the press, an FCC commissioner says the U.S. tradition of free expression is slipping away, and much more.

(Airs 2/14 & 2/15/16) 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 U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s conversation with Alan about the media, a new ranking that shows Journalism is a stressful career, a listener letter, and much more.

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.

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