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: 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.

(Airs: 4/22/12 & 4/23/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld, and Times Union Editor Rex Smith discuss Governor Cuomo keeping a dossier on a capitol reporter, an update on the Pulitzer prize awards, your letters and much more.

(Airs: 4/15/12 & 4/16/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock,  Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld, and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao discuss whether the controversy on Twitter, your letters about vocal fry, and much more.

(Airs: 4/08/12 & 4/09/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss whether underage drinkers should have their name published in the paper, a letter about “vocal fry”, Mitt Romney missing the ‘presence of editors’ in online news, and much more.

(Airs: 3/25/12 & 3/26/12) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss a Newt Gingrich and the ‘elite’ media, journalism in Ireland, you’re letters and much more.

Albany, NY – WAMC's Alan Chartock, Clarence Fanto, and Times Union Editor Rex Smith discuss Brian Williams interview with President Bush, letters about Wikipedia and stickers on the front page of the paper, as well as a study that ranks the U.S. 6th among countries jailing journalists.

Albany, NY – Alan, Rex and Ira discuss the future of the media, the audit bureau of circulation, your letters and more...

The Media Project #757

Albany, NY – Alan, Rex and Lydia discuss censorship of a high school newspaper, reviews of the new 'Nightline', your letter and much more.

Media Project #756

Albany, NY – This week Alan Chartock, WAMC's Susan Arbetter and Publisher Ira Fusfeld dissect the media including a discussion of Howard Kurtz and media coverage of a hate rally in New York state.

Media Project #755

Albany, New York – ALBANY, NY (2005-11-18) Rex Smith, Lydia Kulbida and Alan Chartock dissect the media. Newspapers, TV and radio all come under the microscope, in a half hour discussion, always lively, sometimes contentious, and often hilarious. Aired: 11/18/05.

Media Project #754

Albany, NY – Rex Smith, Lydia Kulbida and Alan Chartock dissect the media. Newspapers, TV and radio all come under the microscope, in a half hour discussion, always lively, sometimes contentious, and often hilarious. Aired: 11/11/05.

Media Project #753

Albany, NY – Rex Smith, Lydia Kulbida and Alan Chartock dissect the media. Newspapers, TV and radio all come under the microscope, in a half hour discussion, always lively, sometimes contentious and often hilarious. Aired: 11/04/05.

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