The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. Founded in 2004 as the Center for Media and Communication Studies, CMDS is part of CEU’s School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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July 12, 2017

We're pleased to announce that Davor Marko has joined CMDS as non-resident fellow. Marko is also non-resident research fellow at the Analitika Center for Social Research and he has very recently attended our summer school on media capture as invited speaker, where he discussed the current state of public service media.

July 6, 2017

With Google’s support, CMDS will be able to develop a visualization tool for tracking and analyzing media ownership in Hungary according to political ties, ideology and interest groups. The free-to-use, publicly available tool is designed for research and policy making purposes, but also for journalists and others interested in learning more about media ownership with the help of a user-friendly program. The tool is hoped to serve as a model for other countries.

June 22, 2017

The sixth Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford reveals high levels of dissatisfaction with the quality of news and comment generally, and on social media in particular.

May 29, 2017

For ten years, the Russian government has built media across eastern Europe. They are becoming a fearsome player in the region’s media market.

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