Internship Opportunity for the Anti-SLAPP Project

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.

CMDS Welcomes Anti-SLAPP Research Group

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.

Crowdfund Data like Correctiv. How to Involve Readers in Investigations

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.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out E6: Hybrid Journalism

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.

Dean Starkman on the Failure of Commercial Journalism Models in Book Edited by Anya Schiffrin

May 26, 2021
CMDS Fellow Dean Starkman co-authored a chapter in a new book entitled Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News, edited by CMDS Advisory Board member Anya Schiffrin, published by Columbia University Press.