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 the CEU Democracy Institute and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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December 2, 2021

A study written by CMDS’ Marius Dragomir was used to develop the investment strategy of a newly launched fund aimed at combating media capture and supporting plurality of news sources across Europe.

December 1, 2021

Maltese news portal The Shift has referred to CMDS Director Marius Dragomir’s study on the state media to grill a minister in the office of the prime minister about the poor state of Maltese public service media.

November 25, 2021

At the end of one year of research the final Media Influence Matrix: United Kingdom Report is being published today. The report provides a comprehensive and timely overview of the UK media landscape with a particular emphasis on the key institutions shaping the regulatory environment, the funding and consumption of news, and the impact of big tech on the production and consumption of journalism.

November 23, 2021

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a media company in possession of a good fortune (an audience, brand recognition and decent revenues), must (still) be in want of innovation.", writes Damian Radcliffe in a report on innovation and news media, published  under CMDS' Journalism Breakthroughs project.

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