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 the Central European University and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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March 4, 2021
In this first episode of the series, co-hosts Dumitrita Holdis and Justin Spike bring you the story of Telex, a media organization that was willed into being by its founders when one of Hungary’s flagship media outlets was pushed to the brink of collapse by government pressure.
March 3, 2021
Fact-checkers find reaching their audience, using social media effectively, gaining credibility, and achieving an impact the most important impact-related challenges in their work, according to a newly released CMDS report.
March 2, 2021
We are happy to announce that four young researchers have joined our Center to work as interns on various projects.
February 23, 2021
Did you miss our event on journalism in Myanmar? You can now watch the recording.


The Journalism Crisis and How To Fix It


Monday February 22

Marius Dragomir, Jane McElhone, Sonny Swe
February 22, 2021
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