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: 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.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld discuss America's confidence in TV news is at a new low, your letters about crossword puzzles, Obamacare and much more.

(Airs: 7/08 & 6/09) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick your letters, CNN and Fox botch the Supreme Court decision on healthcare and much more.

WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss The Newsroom, charging extra for the crossword, plagiarism claims at the New Yorker, the death of a Hearst, and more.

(Airs: 6/24 & 6/25) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick your letters, mistakes in the media, the slot desk, and much more.

(Airs: 6/17 & 6/18) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld and SUNY Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss layoffs and consolidation at newspapers, Scandinavian public media fight for their right to grow, your letters and other issues confronting the media.

(Airs: 6/10 & 6/11) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss, your letters and other issues confronting the media.

(Airs: 6/03/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the role of an Associate Editor, Rupert Murdoch and whether the scandal will come to America, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 5/27/12 & 5/28/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss whether a newspaper and it's website are all one thing, two New York Legislators introduce a bill to crack down on anonymous online posts, why wealthy people are investing in newspapers again, and much more.  

(Airs: 5/20/12 & 5/21/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss editorial board meetings, covering religion, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 5/13/12 & 5/14/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss journalists putting their lives on the line in Mexico, whether newspaper design increases readership, the AP holding the story on an Al Qaeda plot, and much more.

(Airs: 5/06/12 & 5/07/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss whether robots can write the news, why there are few copy editors are left, why so many people get no news at all, and much more.

(Airs: 4/29/12 & 4/30/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and SUNY Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss Governor Cuomo and the press coverage of a possible 2016 presidential run, your letters and a whole lot more.

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