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 

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.

(Airs: 6/16 & 6/17/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss  PBS Newshour planning to layoff staff in favor of free lance journalists, a Charlotte Observer reporter is arrested for covering a protest, the best newspaper cities in the country, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick discuss Vice President Biden cancelling the annual summer beach party for journalists, the Chicago Sun Times lays off all their photographers, MSNBC slips on breaking news, and much more.

(Airs: 6/2 & 6/03/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss  the AP wiretap story, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 5/26 & 5/27/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss media issues at a live taping before a studio audience at Union College's Nott Memorial.

(Airs: 5/19 & 5/20/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the AP wiretap story, what's the definition of main stream media, and much more.

(Airs: 5/12 & 5/13/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss coverage of Benghazi, media apologies of the week, and much more.

(Airs: 5/05 & 5/06/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss coverage of NBA player Jason Collins coming out, naming suicide victims, when it's irresponsible to print police movements, and much more.

(Airs: 4/28 & 4/29/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss Harry Shearer being dropped by his home station, the AP hacking story, and what the Koch Brothers are doing with newspapers.

(Airs: 4/21 & 4/22/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss coverage of the Boston Marathon, a comparison of the Daily News and the New York Post, and much more.

(Airs: 4/14 & 4/15/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Poughkeepsie Journal Editor Stu Shinske discuss how some politicians don't return journalists phone calls, performance pay for journalists, and a broadcast journalist who's about to go to jail for refusing to reveal a source.

(Airs: 4/07 & 4/08/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss the coverage of the Rutger's coach firing, when news gets served on a platter to certain favored journalists, and much more.

(Airs: 3/30 & 4/1/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss whether reporters make too many compromises with their sources, how women are covered in the media, your letters, and much more.

(Airs: 3/24 & 3/25/13)  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss a new study on cuts to the news industry and it's impact on news, how to cover rape suspects and victims, The Times Union's new press, and much more.

(Airs: 3/17 & 3/18/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss coverage of the election of a new Pope, more discussion about Bob Woodward's claims the White House threatened him,  a new invention called Google glass, and much more.

(Airs: 3/10 & 3/11/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss fewer bylines for women journalists, Bob Woodward's claims the White House threatened him,  the Albany Times Union is about to unveil a new press, and much more.

(Airs: 3/03 & 3/04/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss journalism of verification, NASCAR accident video and why journalists had trouble getting it, how many hours do we watch TV each week, and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and The Daily Freeman's Ira Fusfeld discuss the New York Times’ sale of the Boston Globe and other properties, why people fake letters to the editor, and monetizing content online.

(Airs: 2/17 & 2/18/13) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosmary Armao discuss coverage of the State of the Union, the New York Times tightening its pay wall, how mobile phones and the internet continue to impact print journalism, and much more.

(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.

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