Media Project

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#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.

The Media Project #1332

(Airs 12/11 & 12/12) 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 former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske and current New Media Strategist/Marketer. On this week's show they talk about fake news and what journalists can do about it, Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year, Trump fires adviser's son from transition for spreading fake news, NBC's Matt Lauer confronts Trump over his tweeting, the New York Times sees digital subscriptions surge, and Megyn Kelly accuses Trump aide of inciting online threats against her.

#1331: Should News Outlets Use The Term 'Alt-Right?'

(Airs 12/4 & 12/5/16) 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 news outlets rethinking usage of the term 'Alt-Right', New York Governor Cuomo signing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) fix, a listener letter on bullying in America and the media's responsibility, and much more.

The Media Project #1330

(Airs 11/27 & 11/28) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC's CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk Donald Trump meeting with the media, including the New York Times, how Trump has bypassed the media using Twitter, whether the media should be at the President-Elect's side at all times, and much more.

#1329: The Impact Of Fake News

(Airs 11/20 & 11/21) 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 former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske and Content Strategist/Marketer. On this week's show they talk about fake news and its impact, Pro Publica is seeing a surge in donations after John Oliver's Trump segment, how Trump will work with the press, your letters and more.

The Media Project #1328

(Airs 11/13 & 11/14) 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 the Presidential election and whether prognosticators and the media got it wrong, a letter about Donald Trump being chosen to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's weekly radio address, and much more.

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