The Media Project

#1351: The End For Bill O’Reilly At Fox News

On this week’s show they talk about the firing of Bill O’Reilly and its implications for Fox News, Out of 47 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed, whether the photos of Syria’s dead children is a form of propaganda, and much more.

#1350: Was A United Passenger’s Past Newsworthy?

On this week’s show they talk about the United Airlines viral video and whether the United passenger’s ‘troubled past’ was newsworthy, Bill O’Reilly’s on vacation, but will he return to Fox after sexual harassment claims/settlements get him in hot water, the Pulitzer Prize awards and how they show that layoffs haven’t sapped the heart of local news, and more.

#1349: Fox Is Losing Advertisers After O’Reilly Sexual Harrasment Claims

On this week’s show they talk about Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly, President Trump and U.S. libel law, a new Pew Research survey finds new Pew Research survey finds ‘Important political news’ is a casualty of the Trump-media feud, and much more.

#1348: Political Bias And Sexism In The Media

On this week’s show they talk about political bias and sexism in the media.

#1347: Made By Men, A U.S. News Story

On this week’s show: a new report that finds a majority of U.S. news is still produced by men, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allows Fox News but excludes others from a DMZ meeting, and the competition for investigative journalists during the Trump Administration is fierce.

#1346: To Ditch Or Not To Ditch The Press

On this week’s show they talk about bureau chiefs being ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on his Asia trip, the question of whether daily opinion pages headed to the morgue, the most popular item ever on wsj.com, and much more.

#1345: Should Obama Sue Trump For Libel?

On this week’s show they talk about what would happen if Obama sued Trump for libel, as Rex Tillerson considers ditching reporters, bureau chiefs hash out the details, Politico becomes the latest newsroom to cut down on flabby stories, and more.

#1344: 73% Of Voters Oppose Elimination Of The CPB

On this week’s show they talk about a PBS-commissioned survey that finds 73 percent of voters oppose eliminating federal funding for public TV, whether Trump’s big speech spawned a marathon of media fawning, U.S. News and World Report unveils state-by-state rankings, a listener letter and more.

#1343: Journalists’ Response To Trump’s Press-Bashing

On this week’s show they talk about journalists’ best response to Trump’s press-bashing simply doing their job, whether the White House press office’s silence has become a weapon in its war on the media, how President Trump can learn to love leaking, and more.

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

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

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

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.

#1339: Trump’s Obsession With Popularity

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

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

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.

#1336: Mistakes In A Russian Hacking Story And No More Cell Phones?

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

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?

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.

#1333: Roger Ailes’ Wife Sells Putnam County Newspapers

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.

#1332: Donald Trump Named Time’s Person Of The Year

On this week’s show: 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?’

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.

#1330: Donald Trump & The New York Times

Donald Trump’s 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

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.

#1328: For The Media, What Went Wrong?

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.

 

#1327: Layoffs Strike The Wall Street Journal

More layoffs at newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times says it has a model to survive in a future world without paper, Minneapolis Star Tribune is thriving against the odds, deciding which stories to leave behind the online paywall, a letter on using the phrase “didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment,” and much more.

#1326: Post-Ailes Era Megyn Kelly And Trump TV

Megyn Kelly’s pivotal moment in a post-Ailes era at Fox News, Trump TV offers (Fledgling) framework for potential Media Future, is media bias really rampant?, the dramatic fall in advertising revenue forcing more layoffs at newspapers around the country, and more.

#1325: Trump Claims The Media Is Conspiring Against Him

On this week’s show they talk about the Donald Trump’s claims that the media is conspiring against him, the role of a newspaper columnist, the newspaper that’s paying a price for endorsing Donald Trump, and much more.

#1324: The Town Hall Debate Format

On this week’s show they talk about the latest Presidential debate and the town hall format, Martha Raddatz and the case for a more assertive debate moderator, media outlets grapple with Trump’s language as profanity-laced video leaks, and much more.

 

#1323: Do Newspaper Endorsements Matter?

On this week’s show they talk about whether newspaper endorsements matter anymore, New York Times reporters not facing jail for airing Trump’s taxes, a Pew study that finds conservatives and liberals disagree about the media’s best (and worst) traits, and much more.

#1322: Debate Fact-Checking And The Role Of The Moderator

On this week’s show they talk about the role of the moderator in Presidential debates, how Lester Holt did, how 60 percent of Americans want moderators to fact-check the debate, and much more.

 

#1321: Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Paid For “Strategy Consulting”

On this week’s show they talk about CNN commentator and former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski being paid $20,000 in August by the campaign for what it described as “strategy consulting,” raising anew the conflict of interest issue, a new Gallup Poll that shows animus toward the press only grows, with Brangelina gone, who will rule the tabloids?, and more.

 

#1320: Edward Snowden; Obama On Coverage Of Trump

On this week’s show they talk about what should happen to Edward Snowden, President Obama criticizes the Media for their coverage of Donald Trump, what Rex learned at the editor’s conference in Philadelphia, a listener letter, and much more.

 

#1319: Matt Lauer’s Storm Of Criticism Over Forum

On this week’s show they talk about Matt Lauer fielding a storm of criticism over Clinton-Trump Forum, a farewell guide to political journalism, Fox News and its settlement with Gretchen Carlson, and more.

 

#1318: Anthony Weiner And His Namesake In The Media

On this week’s show they talk about media coverage of the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal and media organizations dropping him as a commentator, the difficulty of covering Donald Trump, whether Hillary Clinton holds enough press conferences, a listener letter, and more.

#1317: Melania Trump Is Suing The Media

On this week’s show they talk about covering Donald Trump, Melania Trump suing the Media, frustrations for Journalists using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), a letter on press freedom rankings and much more.

 

#1316: Is It Fair To Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?

 

On this week’s show they talk about Donald Trump threatening the press again, The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?, whether a new law will really make Illinois’ FOIA stronger?, Broadcasters getting ‘videobombed,’ and much more.

#1315: The Difficulty Of Objectivity In Journalism


(Airs 8/14 & 8/15/16) 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 University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week’s show they talk about the difficulty of objectivity for Journalists when covering Donald Trump, sexual harassment scandal grows at Fox News beyond Roger Ailes, and Glenn Beck and the Boston Marathon Bombing source.

#1314: Does The New York Times “Write Good?”

 

On this week’s show, the digital newsroom, mobile news, the size of New York Donald Trump’s comments that the New York Times “doesn’t write good” and much more.

#1313: Media Coverage Of The DNC

On this week’s show they talk about press coverage of the Democratic National Convention, why the press is lucky to be in Philadelphia, not Istanbul, a listener letter about Roger Ailes, and much more.

#1312: Media Coverage Of The RNC

On this week’s show they talk about media coverage of the Republican National Convention, whether Leslie Stahl should have been tougher on Donald Trump and Mike Pence during her 60 Minute’s interview, whether we’ve entered the post fact era, and much more.

#1311: Media Relations With City Government

On this week’s show: how a media organization handles relations with city government, the bias in the media and the role conflict plays in determining news, a new Harvard study argues that horse-race journalism dominated primary coverage, and much more.

#1310: Gretchen Carlson’s Fox News Lawsuit

On this week’s show they talk about Gretchen Carlson of Fox News filing a harassment suit against Roger Ailes, FOIA (The Freedom of Information Act) turns 50, the Associated Press will use automated writing to cover the minor leagues, and much more.

#1309: Brexit And Benghazi

On this week’s show they talk about, media coverage of Brexit and the Benghazi report, CNN staffers concerned about hiring of Trump’s former spokesperson, and much more.

#1308: The Elimination Of Three Print Editions

On this week’s show they talk about, The Rutland Herald and Times Argus eliminate three print editions, Why The Washington Post’s ban (probably) won’t affect its journalism, How the rich silence journalists, and much more.

#1307: Orlando, Trump And The Washington Post

On this week’s show they talk about How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Donald Trump revoking the press credentials of the Washington Post, the tragic story of the alligator attack on a 2 year old boy in Orlando, and much more.

#1306: AP Warns Employees To Be Vigilant After Backlash

On this week’s show they talk about the AP reminding their employees to be vigilant after backlash from Sanders supporters, whether BuzzFeed shouldturn down ads for Donald Trump, remembering David Gilkey, NPR’s “18th bureau”, and much more.

#1305: Trumps Lashes Out At The Media (Again)

On this week’s show they talk about Donald Trump lashing out at the media again, Amazon’s CEO sides with media in Gawker case, the state department admits tampering with video of tough Fox news question, and much more.

#1304: The End Of Newspaper Competition

On this week’s show they talk about the lack of competition between newspapers, how does society reflect journalism and much more.

#1303: Donald Trump’s History With Women

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 a listener letter, The New York Times coverage of Donald Trump’s behavior with women through the years, whether reporting on the personal life of a Presidential candidate fair game, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly interviews Donald Trump in prime time, and much more.

#1302: Do Computer Screens Change How You Think About What You Read?

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 mysterious small fires started in the Daily Gazette newsroom, Researchers say computer screens change how you think about what you read, Jon Stewart bashes ‘corrupt, blinded’ media and TV execs opting for conflict over clarity, and much more.

#1301: NYT Columnist Apologizes For Getting His Trump Analysis Wrong

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 New York Times’ Upshot columnist apologizing for getting his Trump analysis wrong, whether reporters follow their bosses editorial opinions, and much more.

#1300: The Future of Newspapers In Digital Formats

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 Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week’s show they talk about this year’s the future of newspapers in digital formats, conglomerate newspapers ownership, and much more.

#1299: Do We Need A White House Press Corps?

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 Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week’s show they talk about this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, the question of whether we need a White House Press Corps, The New York Times Public Editor ends her term, and much more.

#1298: Turkey’s PM Ergodan Considers Authors/Journalists Unarmed Terrorists

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 Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week’s show they talk about the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan vows to punish thought crimes, Megyn Kelly’s visit with Trump, Readers attack female reporters more than men, and much more.

#1297: Panama Papers And The Issue of Journalists Collaborating

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week’s show they talk about the Panama Papers and the issue of journalists collaborating, what college students are learning and not learning in journalism schools, Megyn Kelly’s take on media coverage of Trump during the Presidential campaign, and much more.

#1296: NFL Calls For NYT To Retract Coverage Of Concussion Studies

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week’s show they talk about the NFL calling for a retraction for the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, President Obama urges journalists to cover the substance of the Presidential campaign, and much more.

#1295: Cuomo Curtails News Conferences With The Media In Albany

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Investigative Journalist Rosemary Armao. On this week’s show they talk about Gawker and the verdict in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, the New York Times coverage of concussion studies done by the NFL, New York Governor Cuomo curtails news conferences with the media in Albany, and much more.

#1294: New York Times Critiqued For Coverage Of Bernie Sanders

The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week’s show they talk about criticism of the New York Times coverage of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump hates the media, Upheaval at Breitbart News, and much more.