MIM News

The Cosy Politics of the BBC Chair

January 19, 2021

"The appointment of Tory donor and right-wing think-tanker Richard Sharp as BBC Chair strengthens the party's grip on the broadcaster – and continues a long history of political concerns trumping the public interest.", writes Tom Chivers, a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is also associate lecturer in media, history, and politics.

Who Funds Journalism in Italy?

Advertising is the most important source of income in the Italian news media market, where television is still the most popular platform, dominated by two historical players.

Politics, Instability and Anachronisms: Media Regulation in Israel

With a myriad of authorities treading on each other’s toes, the Israeli media regulation is marred by unnecessary duplications, ambiguous enforcement and a waste of public funds.

Decriminalizing TV License Fee Evasion Will Cut BBC Funding Without Helping the Poorest

October 28, 2020
Leo Watkins, lead researcher of our Uncovering Media Influence in the UK project wrote about his concerns with discussions on decriminalizing evasion of the BBC’s license fee.

CMDS Wins Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Grant To Study Media Power in the UK

October 15, 2020
We are delighted to announce that, along with the London-based Media Reform Coalition (MRC) and with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, CMDS will extend the Media Influence Matrix project to the United Kingdom.