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 CEU Democracy Institute and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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January 17, 2022

We need to “take urgent collective action to safeguard and protect freedom of the press around the world,” CMDS Fellow Susan Abbott and Ann Hudock write in an opinion piece for American news website the Hill.

January 14, 2022

While the impact of misinformation has been widely studied in recent years, more analysis of the effect of fact-checking on society is needed. Trying to fill that gap, our project mapped and analyzed the work of the world’s fact-checking groups, with a focus on their challenges, needs and successes.

January 14, 2022

Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán “is now expanding his business empire across Europe,” CMDS Director Marius Dragomir writes in an article for MediaPowerMonitor.

January 13, 2022

In her latest article for Huck Magazine, Naomi Smith discusses the memefication of news, the problems it creates and possible responses.


The Journalism Crisis and How To Fix It


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