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.

Twitter: @_mediaproject

Email: media@wamc.org 

(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.

(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.

(Airs 11/29 & 11/30) 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 the free-lance journalist who helped release the video of the Chicago police shooting of a 17 year old black man, the top stories that made the internet this year, the media takes on comments by Donald Trump, and much more.

(Airs 11/22 & 11/23) 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 whether Islamophobic media coverage out of control?, why do Western media focus more attention on France over other places that were attacked, what it’s like to report from inside an ISIS training camp, and much more.

(Airs 11/15 & 11/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Editor Rosemary Armao, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about Virtual Reality as a new way to tell print stories, Missouri University and what happens when a journalism professor gets on the wrong side of journalism, Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, and much more.

(Airs 11/8 & 11/9) 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 how the debates have been covered, should Republicans question Republicans?, the Los Angeles Times buyout offer prompts 15 percent of newsroom to raise their hands, an alternative newspaper in the Capitol Region may have printed for the last time, and much more.

(Airs 11/01 & 11/02/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao.  This week's show takes place in front of College Students at the University at Albany where they talk about a college newspaper that prints a racist picture, the drone program story, stealing a click, and much more.

(Airs 10/25 & 10/26) 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 how USA Today tweaked their logo in honor of Back to the Future Day, how the media covered the Joe Biden potential presidential run, why James Carney used Medium to criticize the NY Times, and much, more.

(Airs 10/18 & 10/19) 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 the changing face of magazines, who won the Democratic Presidential debate, the Village Voice is sold, 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 MSNBC and whether it will dump the Left, the recovery of local television, convergence, the business reality of newspapers and much, much more.

(Airs 10/04) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. On this week's show they talk about major layoffs and downsizing at the New York Daily News, The Pope meets secretly with Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis in Washington DC., Donald Trump makes up with Fox news, and much more.

(Airs 9/27 & 9/28) 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 Interim Publisher and Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about AP style when dealing with migrants, how Yogi Berra knocked the Pope off the front page, more trouble in the newspaper industry, and much more.

(Airs 9/20 & 9/21) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about more layoffs in the newspaper business, a French company takes over a major American cable company, CNN's and its approach to the second GOP debate, your letters and much more.

(Airs 9/13 & 9/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a listener letter about too much trump coverage, Trump says CNN should give debate coverage ad revenue to charity, Time Warner creates a channel for the Pope's U.S. visit, and much, much more.

(Airs 9/6 & 9/7) 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 Interim Publisher and Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about whether to publish or not publish brutal images and videos, An expert forecasts Canada will have few if any print newspapers by 2025, and The Legislative Gazette goes digital.

(Airs 8/30 & 8/31/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. 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 Virginia shootings of a TV Anchor, Cameraman, and guest on live TV, the issue of the images and whether to publish pictures of a live shooting on the front page, Donald Trump kicks out Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos, and much more.

(Airs 8/23 & 8/24/15) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. 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 the Desanudas by the New York City tabloids, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's new policy seeking to review all public information requests before going to the public, your letters, and much more.

(Airs 8/16 & 8/17) 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 media coverage of Donald Trump, the relationship between Roger Ailes, Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump, over 50 news organizations send a letter to the Obama Administration calling for more openness, and much more.

(Airs 8/9 & 8/10) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Dr. 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 problems facing journalists in bias reporting and knowing when to step down from a story.

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