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.
The use of social media for news has started to fall in a number of key markets – after years of continuous growth, according to the seventh annual Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.
Earlier this year, CMDS has launched the Media Influence Matrix Project to investigate the profound influence that rapid shifts in policy, sources of funding and technology companies in the public sphere are having on journalism today. The first report, on Slovakia, authored by CMDS director Marius Dragomir, is out now. Read it here.
CMDS fellow Vivian Walker's article, Six Narratives in Search of a Truth: The Georgian “Rave Revolution” written for the USC Center on Public Diplomacy's Blog examines those six narratives that became the story of the “rave revolution”, and which arose from the fundamental polarization at the core of Georgian society.