Monroe Price on CEU, Media Studies and the Concept of Open Society

May 22, 2017

In this episode of the Media and Change Podcast Series, Eva Bognar is interviewing Monroe Price on the foundation of our Center, on the role of CEU in the region and internationally, and the concept of open society.

Fanucci and Téllez Girón Join CMDS as Non-Resident Fellows

May 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Francesca Fanucci and Primavera Téllez Girón García have recently joined CMDS as non-resident fellows. Francesca Fanucci is an Italian and British lawyer specialised in freedom of expression and comparative media law, and she was also a panelist at our recent World Press Freedom Day event where she spoke about the future of independent journalism.

Interview With Resident CMDS Fellow Benjamin De Cleen on Populist Rhetoric

May 16, 2017

In this episode of the CMDS Media & Change podcast series, resident CMDS fellow Benjamin De Cleen, who is assistant professor at the Department of Communication Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discusses populist rhetoric. Benjamin’s research is situated within discourse studies and focuses on political rhetoric and on the intersections between media and politics.

How to Deal With the Crises of Independent Journalism and Political Communication

May 8, 2017

To mark the World Press Freedom Day in Budapest, the Center for Media, Data and Society at the CEU School of Public Policy and CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) organized two panel discussions on the challenges and problems independent media and political communication face today, with the participation of CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, CEU faculty, journalists and media activists.

Why Good Journalism Lost to Noisy Populists

May 8, 2017

Open society media camp has lost the information war with the often inarticulate, yet vociferous, populist lot. To gain back the trust of the masses, they have to learn a more popular language.