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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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.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) -WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss newspapers being taxed in Maine, the Washington Post closes its sale to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, your letters and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) -WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss Popular Science magazine eliminating comments, no new TV or newspaper subscribers being born, your letters and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 9/22) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the journalist code of ethics, the media's mistakes in the Navy Yard shooting, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 9/15 and 9/16/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss the definition of a journalist, coverage of Syria, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 9/8 and 9/9/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss social media coverage of Syria, investment in small newspapers, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 9/1 and 9/2/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss anonymous comments on blogs and newspaper articles, whether anyone cares about newspaper editorials, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 8/25 and 8/26/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss coverage of A-Rod, another NPR CEO resigns, and much more.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 8/18 and 8/19/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick discuss the whether journalists should have encrypted electronic communication with sources, The San Francisco Chronicle drops its pay wall, your letters and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the sale of The Washington Post and Boston Globe and a new round of Gannett layoffs.

ALBANY, NY (WAMC) - (Airs: 8/4/13 and 8/5/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette editor Judy Patrick discuss the Weiner scandal, media cutbacks, and crime reporting. © Copyright 2013, WAMC.

(Airs: 7/28 & 7/29/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss media coverage of Anthony Weiner and the NYC Mayoral race, the advertorial and the controversy about it in print journalism, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 7/19/13 & 7/21/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss Rolling Stone Magazine's controversial cover photo, George Zimmerman's attorney plans to sue NBC, whether Jenny McCarthy's views should prevent her from co-hosting The View, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain talk about the definition of a journalist, Eliot Spitzer and whether "disgraced politician" should accompany every news story about him, a Gallup poll that shows more than half of Americans get their news from TV, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and College of St. Rose Professor and former TV News Director Paul Conti discuss a new study that finds Americans want to be informed about news stories, Tribune Co. to buy 19 TV stations in 2.7 billion dollar deal,  and much more.

(Airs: 6/30/13 & 7/01/13) Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss the loss of 2,600 newsroom jobs last year, minority population in the newsroom, how politicians use the press and much more.

(Airs: 6/23/13 & 6/24/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and College of St. Rose Professor and former TV News Director Paul Conti discuss the role of the public relations expert, the impact of a journalists world view on the their reporting, why we should be paying for news online, and much more.

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