In their latest article entitled "The distance bias in natural disaster reporting – empirical evidence for the United States" published in Applied Economics Letters, non-resident CMDS fellow Tobias Thomas and co-author Michael Berlemann demonstrate how disaster reporting is subject to a distance bias, e.g., the likelihood that a disaster is covered by the media depends on the distance between the country where the media are located and the country where the disasters occur.
In her latest article, origially published in Hungarian in the 2018 summer edition of Médiakutató and available in English at the link below, former resident CMDS fellow, Judit Barta analysed how Hungarian journalists use (or don't use) social media platforms, and what influences newsrooms' engagement with emerging digital technologies.
Public diplomacy has the unique power to inform and influence, to shape the way in which publics perceive and respond to their rights and responsibilities as citizens. However, in order to confront authoritarian tendencies, public diplomacy practitioners must change the operational paradigm.
Benjamin De Cleen, who was a resident fellow at CMDS in the 2016/17 academic year, and continues to be our non-resident fellow, has just published an article co-authored by Jason Glynos and Aurelien Mondon about his research that he was working on while in residence at our Center.
In his article former resident CMDS fellow Fardin Alikhah gives an overview of Iran's media environment, arguing that the Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran have initiated media pluralism in Iran. As Alikhah writes, "it was around 1991 when satellite dishes were first observed on roofs in Tehran. After approximately 25 years, 100 Persian satellite channels launched outside Iran are now broadcasting various programmes for Iranians. This article will provide a short account of Iran’s media environment.