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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January 21, 2022

A chapter on audience engagement by Ana-Isabel Rodríguez-Vázquez, CMDS Director Marius Dragomir and Noelia Francisco-Lens has just been published in a volume on total journalism.

January 20, 2022

We “need to consider issues of data not as siloed and abstracted technical issues, but as an embedded part of how we might think of social justice,” CMDS Fellow Lina Dencik and Javier Sanchez-Monedero argue in a new article for Internet Policy Review.

January 17, 2022

We need to “take urgent collective action to safeguard and protect freedom of the press around the world,” CMDS Fellow Susan Abbott and Ann Hudock write in an opinion piece for American news website the Hill.

January 14, 2022

While the impact of misinformation has been widely studied in recent years, more analysis of the effect of fact-checking on society is needed. Trying to fill that gap, our project mapped and analyzed the work of the world’s fact-checking groups, with a focus on their challenges, needs and successes.


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