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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March 13, 2018

The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) commissioned CMDS to write a series of media case studies for a package of media business guides that they are publishing, targeted mostly at their investees, which include media outlets in over 70 countries all over the world. The first two case studies on implementing paywalls were written by Marius Dragomir, Dumitrita Holdis and Ian M.

March 12, 2018

Marius Dragomir, director of the Center for Media, Data and Society has recently authored a piece for Project Syndicate, giving an overview of alarming trends we can witness in many countries about the myriad ways state exerts control over public media. "In many media markets around the world", Dragomir writes, "publicly-financed news organizations are little more than government mouthpieces.

March 7, 2018

Philip M. Napoli, the James R. Shepley Professor of the Sanford School of Public Policy and a Faculty Affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, has joined the Media Influence Matrix as an advisory board member on media management and economics. Professor Napoli also serves as a Docent at the University of Helsinki.

March 6, 2018

In his new piece for MediaPowerMonitor, CMDS director Marius Dragomir reports on how politicians clash with journalists in the public service media in Austria. As Dragomir writes, "according to local media experts and academics, it’s hard to envision the attacks on ORF turning into blatant censorship, as it could in some eastern European countries like Hungary and Poland.


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