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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October 19, 2017

What are the most pressing problems journalists face in captured media environments across Central and Eastern Europe? How can journalists remain committed to the core values and ethics of journalism if they need to fight completely unprecedented challenges?

September 29, 2017

Stefaan Verhulst, member of the CMDS advisory board and co-founder of the The Governance Lab, has recently written about the digital policy model canvas, a tool developed by The Governance Lab that “would guide policy makers to derive specific policies and regulatory mechanisms in an agile and iterative manner – integrating both design thinking and evidence based policy making.”

September 28, 2017

The rise of digital technology and the emergence of social media platforms have resulted in new forms of data that could play a key role in tackling the challenges of the 21st century, from natural disasters to inequality and terrorism crises, just to name a few. A new report by Stefaan G. Verhulst, a member of CMDS’ advisory board and co-founder and chief research and development officer of The Governance Lab, and Andrew Young, knowledge director at The Governance Lab, examines approaches to extract public value from social media data through so-called data collaboratives.

September 27, 2017

This year’s Public Broadcasters International, hosted by Radio Romania offered managers and editors an opportunity to share experiences, ideas and approaches to the growing challenges faced by public media organisations worldwide.


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