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 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.

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.

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