Lumina Foundation: We Fund Journalists Who Shape the Narrative

Lumina Foundation sees great public value in journalism. Kevin Corcoran, the foundation’s strategy director spoke to CMDS about Lumina’s grant-making strategy at a time of major shifts in the media sector.

Funding Journalism in Georgia: One Government, Two Families and Two Brothers

Georgian independent journalism is struggling in a highly politicized media industry where the government and a few wealthy businesspeople call the shots.

Attila Mong Joins CMDS

August 9, 2019
We are happy to announce that Attila Mong has joined the Center for Media, Data and Society as Course Director of the Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey project.

Report: Establishment of KESMA Exacerbates the Overall Risk to Media Pluralism in Hungary

August 8, 2019
Central European Press and Media Foundation (KESMA) was established in Hungary, and almost immediately, most of the media owners that were considered by public opinion as affiliated or sympathetic to the Hungarian government transferred the ownership rights of their media holdings to it. According to a report by Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom based on the Media Pluralism Monitor, it aggravates the already high risk to media pluralism in the country.

SPP Students Present at the Biggest Media Research Event

Mackenzie Nelson and Ifra Asad launched in Madrid the report they wrote as part of their class at CEU.