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 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.

 

(Airs 4/5 & 4/6) 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 Indianapolis Star publisher on the ‘joint’ decision to run editorial on front page, whether the New York Daily News worth only $1, reporters say federal officials, data increasingly off limits, your letters and much more.

(Airs 3/29 & 3/30) 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 UAlbany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the survival of print journalism,  Bernie Goldberg takes on Bill O'Reilly, Yik Yak, your letters and much more.

(Airs 3/22 & 3/23) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske talk about the inflection point, what news is to a millennial, the ethics surround the Durst confession, and much more.

(Airs 3/15 & 3/16) 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 Hillary Clinton and her personal email scandal, whether there's a financial model to support newspapers digitally, and much more.

(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.

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