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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Daily Freeman publisher emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick discuss scandal reporting and on-air conflicts of interest.

(Airs 8/03 & 8/04/14) 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 further developments in the New York Times expose on Governor Cuomo's alleged tampering with the Moreland Act Commission to deal with public corruption, are citizen journalists replacing professional journalists, Jesse Ventura wins a defamation lawsuit, and much more.

(Airs 7/27 & 7/28/14) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times expose on Governor Cuomo's alleged tampering with the Moreland Act Commission to deal with public corruption, The White House criticizes the Washington Post's use of anonymous sources, The BBC acknowledges it needs to hire more women, and much more.

(Airs 7/20 & 7/21/14) 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 Rupert Murdoch's attempt to buy Time Warner, journalists are stenographers when it comes to a study of political debate coverage, journalistic "balance" and much more.

(Airs 7/13 & 7/14) 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 Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about whether newspapers are dying, how New York media outlets adapted after Hurricane Sandy, a sleeping Yankees fan sues ESPN and MLB, and much more.

(Airs 7/06 & 7/07/14) 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 a Pew poll that finds Americans are tuning out news on Iraq, the AP will use robots to write some business copy, non-profit journalism becoming a new model, and much more.

(Airs 6/29 & 6/30) 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 NY Post attacking the Daily News over a price hike, Egypt's tough treatment of the press, embarrassing typos, your letters and more.

(Airs 6/22 & 6/23/14) 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 Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about the Washington Post holding a scoop on Benghazi, the most important fight in journalism today, publishing graphic photos, and much more.

(Airs 6/15 & 6/16) 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 media coverage of Eric Cantor's primary loss, Hillary Clinton's book tour,  Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and much more.

(Airs 6/8, 6/9) 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 University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a study that shows Stephen Colbert has done better than journalists at explaining campaign finance, advocacy journalism, the worst bosses, and much more.

(Airs 6/1/14) 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 whether newspaper's should print pictures of women going topless in public, legal space, New York City Mayor De Blasio's bars the media, a Murdoch paper prints a photo of Duchess of Cambridge’s behind, and much more.

(Airs 5/25 & 5/26) 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 UAlbany Journalism Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the dismissal of Jill Abramson from the New York Times, what CNN  will cover and won't, and much more.

(Airs 5/18 & 5/19) 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 Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld On this week's show they talk about the value of investigative journalism,  journalists poor coverage of health stories, Babara Walters retiring, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner, what makes a good hire, and why people are buying small newspapers again.

(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.

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