Articles

New Article on the Distance Bias in Natural Disaster Reporting Co-Authored by CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas

In their latest article entitled "The distance bias in natural disaster reporting – empirical evidence for the United States" published in  Applied Economics Letters, non-resident CMDS fellow Tobias Thomas and co-author Michael Berlemann demonstrate how disaster reporting is subject to a distance bias, e.g., the likelihood that a disaster is covered by the media depends on the distance between the country where the media are located and the country where the disasters occur.

Hungarian journalists’ practices on social media platforms in light of the concept of the “networked journalist”

In her latest article, origially published in Hungarian in the 2018 summer edition of Médiakutató and available in English at the link below, former resident CMDS fellow, Judit Barta analysed how Hungarian journalists use (or don't use) social media platforms, and what influences newsrooms' engagement with emerging digital technologies.

Content consumption patterns and user attitudes in the Facebook-dominated Hungarian digital media ecosystem

CMDS fellow Tamas Tofalvy's Hungarian study published in the 2018 spring edition of Médiakutató.

Walker on Public Diplomacy and the Decline of Liberal Democracy

Public diplomacy has the unique power to inform and influence, to shape the way in which publics perceive and respond to their rights and responsibilities as citizens. However, in order to confront authoritarian tendencies, public diplomacy practitioners must change the operational paradigm.

Sejal Parmar Publishes Article on Freedom of Expression Narratives after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

CMDS team member Sejal Parmar's article "Freedom of Expression Narratives after the Charlie Hebdo Attacks" has been published in the Human Rights Law Review. Sejal is currently senior advisor to OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media.

De Cleen's New Article on the Rhetoric About Populism

Benjamin De Cleen, who was a resident fellow at CMDS in the 2016/17 academic year, and continues to be our non-resident fellow, has just published an article co-authored by Jason Glynos and Aurelien Mondon about his research that he was working on while in residence at our Center.

Ashraf on the Chinese AI Initiative

Professor Cameran Ashraf writes about the historical geopolitics of China's AI Initiative and its future implications for the China Policy Institute.

A Brief History of the Development of Satellite Channels in Iran

In his article former resident CMDS fellow Fardin Alikhah gives an overview of Iran's media environment, arguing that the Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran have initiated media pluralism in Iran. As Alikhah writes, "it was around 1991 when satellite dishes were first observed on roofs in Tehran. After approximately 25 years, 100 Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran are now broadcasting various programmes for Iranians. This article will provide a short account of Iran’s media environment.

New Publication by Judit Barta

Our pre-doctoral CMDS fellow, Judit Barta has recently published her article in the Hungarian journal, Médiakutató about the effect of algorithms as hybrids on online journalism. Following up on Bruno Latour, Barta gives an overview of how algorithms are applied by online journalism, and what sociomaterial interpretations researchers of journalism provide of algorithms.