Experts in Media Development

Susan Abbott is the director of Cross-Pollinate Consulting. She has more than 15 years working in the media development and digital rights sector, providing consulting services in the areas of fundraising and development, monitoring and evaluation, project management, and capacity building. As a consultant, she has worked with Albany Associates, the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy, Fondation Hirondelle, IMS, Internews, IREX, Media Legal Defense Initiative, IWPR, and WAN-IFRA. She is non-resident fellow at CMDS and an adviser for the Communication for Development Network.  Prior to becoming an independent consultant Abbott worked at Internews in Washington, DC, and the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Abbott received her BA from The American University in Washington, DC, and MA from Central European University, and is currently working on her PhD related to measuring the impact of media development programs in transitioning societies at the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster in London.

Marius Dragomir is the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society. He previously worked for the Open Society Foundations (OSF) for over a decade. Since 2007, he has managed the research and policy portfolio of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), formerly the Network Media Program (NMP), in London. He has also been one of the main editors for PIJ's flagship research and advocacy project, Mapping Digital Media, which covered 56 countries worldwide, and he was the main writer and editor of OSF’s Television Across Europe, a comparative study of broadcast policies in 20 European countries.

For the full list of experts, including the Center’s team, resident and non-resident fellows and partners, see CMDS Team.
For more information on our consultancy services, please contact Marius Dragomir, our center’s director.