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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August 4, 2021

In an example of academia's contribution to journalism, Politico features an article by students in CMDS Director Marius Dragormir’s class on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the situation of migrants in EU detention centers.


August 2, 2021

Although data sharing creates a counterbalancing democratizing force, it must be approached cautiously, CMDS Advisory Board member Stefaan Verhulst and his co-authors write in an article for the journal Data & Policy.

July 30, 2021

The involvement of high-placed political figures in the inner workings of the media raises fundamental questions about the legitimacy and integrity of professional journalism in Israel today, according to a new report by CMDS.

July 28, 2021

CMDS Fellow Kristina Irion authored a chapter for the volume Big Data and Trade Law, published this month by Cambridge University Press.


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