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 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.

(Airs 8/2 & 8/3) 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 the presidential race, corrections in the New York Times, and Broderick Crawford.

(Airs 7/26 & 7/27) 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 President's criticism that the media is distracted by shiny objects, and much more.

(Airs 7/19 & 7/20) 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 The NY Post features a shocking front page photo of public urination, media coverage of Jared Fogle – the Subway guy, and much more.

(Airs 7/12 & 7/13) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about how much the President owes the press in coverage, how much press to give to Presidential candidates, Donald Trump, click bait, and much more.

(Airs 7/5 & 7/6) 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 Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain. On this week's show they talk about Donald Trump suing Univision, whether reporters or anchors who write books should be interviewed by their own paper/stations, whether it’s proper for newspapers to run photos of dead  people, and much more.

(Airs 6/28 & 6/29/15) 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. 

(Airs 6/21 & 6/22/15) 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 Brian Williams back on the air -- at MSNBC, Did Roger Ailes of Fox news lie?, smart phones threaten newspapers and the digital world, and much more.

The Media Project #1254

Jun 14, 2015

(Airs 6/14 & 6/15/15) 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 Poughkeepsie Journal Editor Stu Shinske . On this week's show they talk about the Clinton Correctional Facility escapees and what numbers mean for network news outlets.

(Airs 6/7 & 6/8/15) 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 Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about why the press loves to hate underdogs in the presidential race, millennials and political news, a discussion about Schenectady New York and Brigadoon, and much more.

(Airs 5/31) 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 the FIFA corruption story and how the media chooses what stories make the news, What liberals still don’t understand about Fox news, and much more.

(Airs 5/24 & 5/25) 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 the mental health of journalists, the state of the news media in 2015, a billionaire possibly buying the New York Daily News, and much more.

(Airs 5/17 & 5/18) 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 a suit against rolling stone, Seymour Hersh and his investigation into the Bin Laden raid, your letters, and much more.

(Airs 5/10 & 5/11) 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 talk about turmoil at Al Jazeera, Coverage of the Baltimore protests, Bears on the front page, your letters,  and much more.

(Airs 5/3 & 5/04) 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 the ethics of the White House Correspondents Dinner, what newsrooms should do to cover cops and the community, a state of the news media 2015 report that ranks digital sites, and much more.

(Airs 4/26 & 4/27) 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 Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about the Pulitzers, the F word, your letters, and much more.

(Airs 4/19 & 4/20) 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 dangers for journalists traveling in war torn countries as Rosemary prepares to leave for Pakistan, a study that shows women suffer more burnout as journalists than men, being a lumberjack is now better than being newspaper reporter, and much more.

(Airs 4/12 & 4/13) 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 the failure of journalism at Rolling Stone,  why was Rand Paul angry with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, Judith Miller is out with a new book, and much more.

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