MIM News

Funding Journalism in Britain: Commercial Logic Beats Public Interest

Public funding is the most suited, if not sole, future for Britain’s public interest journalism. But both policymakers and commercial media seem to oppose it. A new CMDS report sheds light on the latest trends in journalism funding in the UK.

The Media Influence Matrix Expands to Latin America

September 27, 2021

We are happy to announce that Montevideo-based think tank Observacom has joined the Media & Power Research Consortium to expand the Media Influence Matrix to Latin America.

The Sorry, Sorry State of State Media: Four Fifths of the World’s State Media Lack Editorial Independence

In a study released today, CMDS Director Marius Dragomir introduces a new tool to assess the editorial independence of the world’s state media and finds that nearly 80% of 546 state-administered media companies in 151 countries lack editorial independence.

Ownership rules ok? The need for a tougher UK media plurality regime

August 19, 2021

In his article for the Media @LSE blog on the UK’s media plurality regime, Justin Schlosberg calls for regular plurality reviews which address the role of algorithms in meeting plurality goals.

Media in Israel: Politics at Work

The involvement of high-placed political figures in the inner workings of the media raises fundamental questions about the legitimacy and integrity of professional journalism in Israel today, according to a new report by CMDS.