The Center for Media Data and Society at Central European University invites applications for a coordinator position.
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 CEU’s School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.
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.
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.
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.