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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June 9, 2021
We are happy to announce that the anti-SLAPP research group “Silenced by Lawsuits” at CMDS is accepting applications for remote intern positions.
June 9, 2021
We are happy to announce that the anti-SLAPP research group Silenced by Lawsuits has joined CMDS. Founded by a multicultural group of CEU Alumni, Silenced by Lawsuits conducts research into the impact of SLAPP suits.
June 3, 2021
Journalism Breakthroughs article series continues with Jelena Prtoric's piece on, CORRECTIV, a non-profit investigative newsroom that tackles the absence of reliable and accessible data with the help of its readers.
May 31, 2021

The closing episode of the series discusses an increasingly popular funding strategy for small, independent media organizations: hybrid business models — where media outlets combine revenues from various sources as a means of financing their journalistic work. These business models usually involve a mix of small donations or subscriptions from audiences, grants from big donors like foundations, and from selling services or specialized products.


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