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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November 5, 2018

Correctiv, the first non-profit newsroom in the German-speaking region that investigates injustice and abuses of power, while also promoting media literacy and implement educational programs, has recently interviewed Marius Dragomir, director of CMDS about his research on how fake news spread and what motives lie behind fake news sites beyond ideology.

November 2, 2018

CMDS director Marius Dragomir has a new column written for The Times. In the piece published on November 2, "Free media are under assault in the heart of Europe" (available to subscribers) Dragomir warns about the more and more alarming prevalence of threats against journalists in Central Eastern Europe.

October 18, 2018

The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at Central European University invites applications for a part-time (20 hours/week) Outreach Coordinator position.

October 17, 2018

A new report written by Sameer Padania and published by Ariadne, the network of European funders for social change and human rights, highlights CMDS among academic research institutions that focus on the study of trends in media and journalism funding, including from a public interest perspective. The report entitled "An Introduction to Funding Journalism and Media" is free to download from here.  

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