Publication - Academic Articles

Radu on Fighting the “Infodemic”

“Since the start of the pandemic, national legislation meant to discourage the creation and spread of misinformation also served to create the conditions under which it is more likely for it to flourish by undermining legitimate journalism and eroding trust in institutions of authority,” our Fellow, Roxana Radu writes in her article “Fighting the ‘Infodemic’: Legal Responses to COVID-19 Disinformation”, published by Social Media + Society.

Priora on Fair Remuneration and the Emerging Distributive Rationale in the Reform of EU Copyright Law

“In the haze of highly polarized debates on the recently adopted EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (CDSM), its focus on the notion of fair remuneration has passed over rather quietly,” our Fellow, Giulia Priora writes in her article published JIPITEC.

Thomas on the Political Coverage Index and Its Application to Media Capture

Political Coverage Index was introduced to investigate whether the media fulfill their role as the fourth estate. In the article, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors present the result of the research on more than 10 million news items in German media.

Batorfy on Hungary’s Path Toward an Authoritarian Media System

CMDS Fellow Attila Bátorfy describes the transformation of the Hungarian media system by the government of Viktor Orbán and he argues that the Hungarian media system and its mixed features do not fit neatly into any existing media system theories.

Tobias Thomas on the Impact of Media Coverage on Voting Intentions

In their article “Can media drive the electorate? The impact of media coverage on voting intentions”, published in European Journal of Political Economy, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors investigate how media coverage affects political preferences.