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

(Airs: 2/10 & 2/11/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld talk about the future of newspaper pay walls, the sandbag strategy, what happens to journalism with Saturday mail ending, and much more.

(Airs: 2/03 & 2/04/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss starting salaries for journalists, a public radio station in Chicago urges people to make babies, and much more.

(Airs: 1/27 & 1/28/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld talk about the graying of newspaper readers, coverage of the inauguration, and much more.

(Airs: 1/20 & 1/21/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss Rosemary's trip to Tunisia for investigative journalism, the continuing controversy over the Journal News publishing the names and addresses of legal gun holders, whether journalists should have dug deeper into the Manti Te'o story, and much more.

(Airs: 1/13 & 1/14/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld talk about Al Jazeera's takeover of Current TV, Brent Musburger's reaction to video of Miss Alabama, your letters and much, much more.

(Airs: 1/6 & 1/7/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick talk about the Journal News publishing the names and addresses of legal, gun permit holders, how the media covers healthcare stories, your letters and more.

(Airs: 12/30 & 12/31/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick talk about the biggest stories of the year, the biggest media mistakes of the year, the controversy over a newspaper publishing a list of gun owners, and much more.

(Airs: 12/23 & 12/24/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick talk about the media coverage of the Newtown, CT shooting massacre, more letters about publishing graphic photos, and much more.

(Airs: 12/16 & 12/17/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld talk about the biggest story of the year bungled by the press, your letters and much, much more.

(Airs: 12/9 & 12/10/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss the ethics of a NY Post photographer taking a picture of a man about to be killed by a train, a remembrance of long time Capital Region broadcaster Don Decker, a new study that shows cell phone users surf the web for news, and much more.

(Airs: 12/02 & 12/03/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld talk about the release of the Leveson report on British phone hacking by journalists, there's a new leader at CNN, and a Chinese paper treats a story in the Onion as real news.

(Airs: 11/25 & 11/26/12) Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss a journalistic controversy in Hudson, NY, Rupert Murdoch on the hunt for more newspapers, what's the value of bylines and owning news, and much more.

(Airs: 11/18 & 11/19/12) Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick, and Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain discuss reporters relationships with their sources, coverage of Donald Trump, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 11/11 & 11/12/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss coverage of the Presidential elections, endorsements and truth patrols, and much more.

(Airs: 11/4 & 11/5) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld spend most of the show discussing coverage Hurricane Sandy.

(Airs: 10/28 & 10/29)

WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss the controversy surrounding the BBC and new New York Times chief over dropping a story about child abuse by a former national children's TV personality, how statements from the debate go viral on the web and twitter, the definition of a pundit, and much more.

(Airs: 10/21 & 10/22) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss a conflict over treatment of the female moderators of the debates, Newsweek going all digital, your letters, and much more.

(Airs: 10/14 & 10/15) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss a conflict over the moderator of the Vice Presidential debate, whether the press did it's job covering the first Presidential debate, and much more.

(Airs: 10/5) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss coverage of the first Presidential debate, a local TV anchor criticized for her weight, Fox criticized for airing suicide live, and much more.

 

(Airs: 9/30) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss topless photos of Princess Kate Middleton, public trust in the media at lowest ever, the toxic mix of money, poiltics and the media, and much more.

(Airs: 9/23 & 9/24) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss topless photos of Princess Kate Middleton, Newsweek Magazine's 'Muslim Rage' cover, the wide practice of quote approval, and much more.

(Airs: 9/16 & 9/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss coverage of 9/11, anniversary coverage in general, newspaper advertising departments in charge of obits, and much more.

(Airs: 9/9 & 9/10) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, coverage of the political conventions, the role of a reviewer, and much more.

WAMC President and CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and UAlbany journalism professor Rosemary Armao discuss Armao’s summer reporting in the Balkans, convention coverage, and the influence of new media on reporting skills.

(Airs: 8/26 & 8/27) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, a Times Union editorial on banning smoking in a Schenectady park, truth telling in political journalism,  and much more.

(Airs: 8/19 & 8/20) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss the future of video for newspapers, who's prepared and who's not, and much more.

(Airs: 8/12 & 8/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss Harry Reid and whether reporters should hold him accountable for naming an anonymous source, pay walls and whether they work now or will work in the future, your letters and more.

(Airs: 8/05 & 8/06) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss your letters, whether bias is good for journalism and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss all things Olympics, the Colorado shooting coverage, and the limitations of television newscasts.

(Airs: 7/22 & 7/23) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss your letters, Walter Cronkite, evolving political journalism, and much more.

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