CEU Students Join CMDS Investigative Project

February 22, 2021

A new cohort of CEU MA students has joined the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) to work on an investigation whose results will be published in a journalistic report in June 2021.

They are pursuing MA degrees at the CEU School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, and they do this work as part of Journalistic Research and Investigation: A Practical Course, taught by the Center’s Director, Marius Dragomir.

“The course is very important for our center as it allows us to identify talented, hardworking students interested in understanding how media and journalism work,”

he said. “The best way to learn that is by doing it.”

The students are conducting journalistic research and investigative work on a topic that will be the focus of an investigative report slated for publication by mid-year.

The project gives them the opportunity to engage with government officials, policymakers, media owners, donor organizations and investors who spend money in media companies. The students collect and tabulate data, carry out interviews and write analytical reports based on the information they gather in their work.

“The course also contributes to CEU’s philosophy of giving students practical skills that they can use in their future careers,”

Dragomir emphasized.

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