Media Project

Most Recent Episodes

#1342: How's The Press Handling Trump's War With Media?

(Airs 2/19 & 2/20) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the Washington Post's Marty Baron saying 'We're not at war with the administration, we're at work,' how the press is handling President Trump's war with the media, the Flynn resignation and press leaks that President Trump now doesn't like, and more.

#1341: Poltifact's New Membership Program

(Airs 2/12 & 2/13/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about WAMC's record breaking Fund Drive and the donor funded model of journalism, PolitiFact raises $105,000 in 20 days through its newly launched membership program, Melania Trump settles libel suit against a blogger for a 'substantial sum', and much more.

#1340: How To Keep From Burning Out

(Airs 2/05) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about how to present the news when so many people are burned out and turning away, the story about the Wall Street Journal editor telling staff: 'Muslim-majority country' isn't banned, a listener letter on how the mainstream press can regain credibility with the American public, and more.

The Media Project #1339

(Airs 1/29 & 1/30/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, President Trump endlessly obsessing about his popularity in first TV interview (ABC), NPR and the word 'liar': intent is key, authorities issue felony charges for journalists arrested at inauguration protests raising fears for press freedom, your letters and more.

#1338: NYT Editorial Calls For Edward Snowden Pardon

(Airs 1/22 & 1/23/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the New York Times editorial calling for President Obama to pardon Edward Snowden in addition to the reduction of Chelsea Manning's sentence, the Trump team considers moving the Press Corps, alarming reporters, what will happen to fact-checking in 2017, Norway is the first nation to switch off FM radio, and more.

#1337: Russia, Trump, And The Press

(Airs 1/15 & 16/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about President Elect Donald Trump's press conference, BuzzFeed' s release of bombshell allegations regarding Trump's ties to Russian and what information, if any, should have been released, your letters and much more.

The Media Project #1336

(Airs 1/8 & 1/9/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they read listener letters on the state of journalism and fake news, they talk about the Washington Post and alleged mistakes in their Russian hacking story, what's behind the New York state saying no more cell phones allowed in the chamber.

#1335: Year In Review: The Role Of The Press

(Airs 1/1 & 1/2/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the media year in review on the elections and the role of the press, the Oklahoma newspaper that endorsed Clinton hasn't been forgiven, big newspapers are booming: Washington Post to add 60 newsroom jobs, and more.

#1334: Why Do People Believe Fake News?

(Airs 12/25 & 12/26) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.On this week's show they talk about where fake news came from and why some readers believe it, Vanity Fair's subscriptions soar after troll-y Trump tweet, the reporters who attended an off-the-record meeting with Donald Trump, and more.

The Media Project #1333

(Airs 12/18 & 12/19) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO 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 now having more reporters covering the White House than ever in its history, The Washington Post is 'profitable and growing,' publisher says, Elizabeth Ailes sells Putnam County newspapers, and much more.

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