We're Hiring - CMDS is Looking for a Coordinator

August 11, 2017

The Center for Media Data and Society at Central European University invites applications for a coordinator position.

CMDS Summer School: Studying and Fighting Media Capture

August 3, 2017

What’s one of the biggest threats to media freedom today? Something that has over the past few years become a global phenomenon with dire consequences for independent journalism. No matter which continent we look at, we increasingly see media environments captured by the state or oligarchs who often do so to serve the ruling government’s interests or their own political agenda, contributing to a diminishing space for independent journalists and balanced news reporting.

Davor Marko Joins CMDS as Non-Resident Fellow

July 12, 2017

We're pleased to announce that Davor Marko has joined CMDS as non-resident fellow. Marko is also non-resident research fellow at the Analitika Center for Social Research and he has very recently attended our summer school on media capture as invited speaker, where he discussed the current state of public service media.

CMDS Wins Google Funding to Develop Data Visualization Tool on Media Ownership

July 6, 2017

With Google’s support, CMDS will be able to develop a visualization tool for tracking and analyzing media ownership in Hungary according to political ties, ideology and interest groups. The free-to-use, publicly available tool is designed for research and policy making purposes, but also for journalists and others interested in learning more about media ownership with the help of a user-friendly program. The tool is hoped to serve as a model for other countries.

Digital News Report 2017: Only a Third of Hungarians Trust the News

June 22, 2017

The sixth Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford reveals high levels of dissatisfaction with the quality of news and comment generally, and on social media in particular.