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 5/4 & 5/5) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld On this week's show they talk about the leaking of the tape of racist statements by Pacer owner Don Sterling, whether TMZ's Sterling scoop means pop websites can stand with traditional news outlets, and did Fox news shove Shepard Smith back into the closet?

(Airs 4/27 & 4/28) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the head carpenter at the Post Dispatch quits over CEO bonus, NBC says it brought in 'brand' not 'psychological' consultant to evaluate David Gregory, media organizations challenge order to take down anti-Muslim video, and much more.

(Airs 4/20 & 4/21) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the Pulitzer Prize Winners, a newspaper decides to end online comments, and much more.

(Airs 4/13 & 4/14) 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 UAlbany Journalism Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about domestic violence reporting, a new code of ethics for journalists, whether reporters should knock on the door of crime suspects, and much more.

(Airs 4/06 & 4/07) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the case for profanity in print, Anonywatch, and much more.

(Airs 3/30 & 3/31)

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about CNN producers arrested, constant coverage of the missing Malaysian plane, whether computers will write the news of the future, and much more.

(Airs 3/23 & 3/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's show, WAMC's Alan Chartock, The Albany Times Union's Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss a reporter's "inappropriate relationship with a source, CNN's constant coverage of the missing Malaysian plane,  tweeting news, and much more.

(Airs 3/16 & 3/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao discuss your letters, covering the Malaysian missing plane, and much more.

(Airs 3/9 & 3/10) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's show, WAMC's Alan Chartock, The Albany Times Union's Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss how newspapers generate traffic, Newsweek is back in print, The New York Times corrects a very old story, and much more.

(Airs 3/2 & 3/3) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao discuss Ukranian Journalists working overtime, a controversial story in the New York Observer, the correction of the week, and much more.

(Airs 2/23 & 2/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, WAMC's Alan Chartock, The Times Union's Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske talk about "click bait", whether reporters pay should be tied to how good their stories are, a Texas reporter who gets threatened with a gun on camera, and much more.

(Airs 2/16 & 2/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, WAMC's Alan Chartock, The Times Union's Rex Smith, and SUNY Albany Professor Rosemary Armao talk about weather and sports coverage in the news, the U.S. ranking 46th on press freedom, Bill Keller leaves the New York Times, and much more.

(Airs 2/9 & 2/10/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, and Longtime Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld talk about Bill O'Reilly's interview with President Obama before the Superbowl, what Digital First Media means by 'unbolting', and much more.

(Airs 2/2/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events. On this week's Media Project, The Times Union's Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao discuss Congressman Grimm's attack on a NY 1 reporter, Pete Seeger talks about the theme song Newspapermen, a listener letter, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss a St. Louis TV station causing a school to go into lock down,  Glenn Beck apologizes, and much more.

(Airs 1/19 & 1/20/14) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss Edward Snowden joining the Freedom of Press Foundation, a controversy with Howard Kurtz, Courtney Love and the first Twitter libel trial, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the new book on Fox News' Roger Ailes, interviewing techniques, and the new personal brand journalism.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 1/5 & 1/6) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss the newspaper industry and whether it's coming out of its recession, young people going into journalism, a thoughtful letter from a listener, and much more.

  

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the biggest stories of the year in news and whether American Hustle is true to the real Abscam story.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 12/22 & 12/23) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss sexism in the media, getting all the information from the police in incident reports, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 12/15 & 12/16) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss President Obama, the British and Danish Prime Minister taking a "selfie", Putin scraps Kremlin news agencies, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 12/8 & 12/9) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and UAlbany Professor Rosemary Armao  discuss Martin Bashir's resignation from MSNBC, the release of the Newtown school shooting 911 tapes, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) -  WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss a controversy over publishing mug shots, 60 Minutes puts Lara Logan and her producer on leave after their report on Benghazi, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 11/24 & 11/25) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Editor Stu Shinske discuss dueling headlines, search engine optimization, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs 11/17 & 11/18) WAMC'S Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss media coverage of problems with the Affordable Health Care Act, 60 Minutes apologizes for its reporting on Benghazi, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 11/10 & 11/11) Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Investigative Journalist and UAlbany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss media coverage of the Toronto Mayor's crack-smoking admission, why a political candidate's spokesperson won't answer a reporters question, Conde Nast Traveler rethinks 'Truth in Travel', and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 11/3 & 11/4) Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Investigative Journalist and UAlbany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the aging news consumer and a new magazine that attempts to reach that audience, a caution to journalists about linking bullying directly to suicide, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 10/27 & 10/28) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Editor Stu Shinske discuss whether advertisers have influence over media, what reporting errors get people fired, wealthy people buying newspapers, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 10/20 & 10/21) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss media coverage of the federal government shutdown, a federal appeals court rejects an appeal by the writer in a leak case, and much more.

(Airs 10/13 & 10/14) ALBANY, NY (WAMC) -Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Vice President for New England Newspapers Kevin Moran discuss how the Obama administration treats the press, fact checking makes politicians more accurate, and much more.

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