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.

CDs of the program are available by calling: 1-800-323-9262

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.

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