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 3/8 & 3/9) 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 whether journalists should expose internet trolls, Bill O'Reilly, the rehiring of Rebekah Brooks, your letters and much more.

(Airs 3/01 & 3/02) 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 talk about whether serious journalism can coexist with click bate, the continuing controversy surrounding Fox News Anchor Bill O'Reilly, whether New York's Governor should battle with a New York Post columnist, your letters, 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 Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske talk about which news organizations let their reporters swear, Jack White takes journalists to task for publishing guac recipe, NYT Magazine kicks off redesign with new ethics podcast and much more.

(Airs 2/15 & 2/16) 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 talk about online media being more a part of the problem than the solution, why five police officers can sue the Chicago Sun Times, and much more.

(2/8 & 2/9) 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 Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain . On this week's show they talk about the controversy surrounding NBC News Anchor Brian Williams, ISIS video presents a grim challenge for news media, Rand Paul shushes a female CNBC anchor, and much more.

(Airs 2/01) 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 whether it's possible to have a fair trial in the Boston Marathon bombing case, the New York Times avoids swearing, Governor Pence clarifies state run news plan, and much more.

(Airs 1/25/ 1/26) 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 Fox news apologizing for "no go zones", Megyn Kelly and sexism in the media, and much more.

(Airs 1/18 & 1/19) 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 the debate over free speech and the reaction to the attack on Charlie Hebdo,  the top stories of the year in the New York Times, why certain newspapers did not re-print the cartoon that appeared in Charlie Hebdo, and much more.

(Airs 1/11 & 1/12) 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 attack on Charlie Hedbo, a conflict of interest at NBC News, an explanation of who Kirby Delauter is, remembering Mario Cuomo and how he dealt with the press, and much more.

(Airs: 1/4 & 1/5 2015) 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 Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain . On this week's show they talk about a listener letter on Ebola coverage, some of the major darts and laurels of 2014, what to do about internet comments, and much more.

(Airs 12/28 & 12/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's comments about the press in light of the shooting deaths of two police officers, the year in review, and much more.

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 SONY hacking story, fake news stories, Camille Cosby blames the media for the latest news about her husband's, and much more.

(Airs 12/14 & 12/15) 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 University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about Rolling Stone Magazine's University of Virginia gang rape story, Rosemary's trip to Jordan and the difficulties journalists face there, training young journalists today, and much more.

(Airs 12/7 & 12/8) 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 Rolling Stone Magazine's coverage of the gang rape case at the University of Virginia, whether rape victims should be named, the different media standards for the web, broadcast and print, and much more.

(Airs 11/30 & 12/01) 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 coverage of Ferguson, digital newspaper circulation peaks, double standards in the press, and much more.

(Airs 11/23 & 11/24) 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 Al Sharpton calls NY Times coverage of him unfair, a discussion of how the media has covered Jonathan Gruber, your letters and much more.

(Airs 11/16 & 11/17) 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 a listener letter on journalese, the New York Times Editorial on Chinese restrictions on journalists, a new book on the media's coverage of failed presidential candidate Gary Hart, and much more.

(Airs 11/09 & 11/10/14) 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 University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about media coverage of the elections, how to respond to listener/viewer criticism, and much more.

(Airs 10/26 & 10/27) 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 Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about coverage of Ebola, the alternative press in decline, whether circulation matters as much in the newspaper industry, and much more.

(Airs 10/26 & 10/27) 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 coverage of Ebola, a lack of journalism integrity at the New York Post, and much more.

(Airs 10/19 & 10/20) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union  Associate Editor Mike Spain, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's relationship with the press, a peek behind the curtain of a televised debate, ESPN 'frees' Bill Simmons, and much more.

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 Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about newspapers continuing to make money but not without layoffs, how have journalists covered Ebola, the problem with getting news from Facebook, and much more.

(Airs 10/05) 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 paying for public records, Derek Jeter’s new online venture, and the audience is rising online.

(Airs 9/28 & 9/29/14) 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 University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about whether police should wear cameras and if that constitutes a public record, plagiarism, investments in journalism, and much more.

(Airs 9/21 & 9/22/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a journalist's admission that she was tasked with tweeting from a funeral, the ethical issue surrounding asking a source about how they feel after the death of a loved one, the Reporters Committee will start suing people to help journalists, and much more.

(Airs 9/14 & 9/15/14) 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 Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about competing editorials, Ray Rice and celebrity websites like TMZ breaking news, should journalists pay for news, and much more.

(Airs 9/07 & 9/08/14) 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 Investigative Journalist and SUNY Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about whether we need more women in news anchor positions, what rights to journalists have for access to politicians, sports figures, and others in their reporting, and much more.

(Airs 8/31 & 9/01/14) 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 Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about the importance or non importance of newspaper endorsements, some journalist decide not to live tweet during Michael Brown's funeral, layoffs at CNN, and much more.

(Airs 8/24 & 8/25/14) 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 Investigative Journalist and SUNY Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about covering the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, the continuing situation in Ferguson and the media's role, Don Pardo dies at 96, and much more.

(Airs 8/17 & 8/18/14) 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 College of St. Rose Professor Paul Conti. On this week's show they talk about covering the situation in Ferguson, Governor Cuomo's trip to Israel and how newsworthy it really was, and much more.

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