Media Ownership: Getting to the Heart of It

February 1, 2018

A new project developed by CMDS aims at a more sophisticated analysis of media ownership. It will go beyond numbers to shed light on “ideological concentration”, today’s worst pandemic in the world’s media markets.

Schudson: “Professional Journalism Will Survive the Post-Truth Era Because We Actually Aren’t in a Post-Truth Era”

January 29, 2018

In his inaugural lecture, Michael Schudson, who is a renowned expert of the history of journalism, media sociology and political communication and a firm optimist, suggests “that professional journalism will survive the post-truth era because we actually aren’t in a post-truth era, it will certainly outlast Donald Trump and it’s already demonstrating that it can adapt, even thrive in a digital era”.

Net Neutrality: Current State of Affairs and Main Players

January 26, 2018

CDMS launches a new line of research work focused on examining the existing legal provisions and regulations on net neutrality and their implementation in different countries. Read our introductory paper by our technology expert Zsuzsa Detrekoi.

Beyond Besieged: Understanding the Media’s Ills, And Finding Cures

January 23, 2018

CMDS launches a new research project called Media Influence Matrix to investigate the profound influence that rapid shifts in policy, sources of funding and technology companies in the public sphere are having on journalism today. Read Nicholas Benequista's article on the importance of researching who's influencing the media and what are the biggest threats to media freedom.

Dragomir Writes About Alarming Steps Against Independent Public Media in Slovakia

January 17, 2018

The management of RTVS, Slovakia’s public broadcaster, is poised to turn the station into a political enterprise. The recent cancellation of the station’s sole investigative journalism program is part of that strategy. In his latest piece for MediaPowerMonitor, Dragomir reports on the recent measures taken to curb the independence of public media in Slovakia, including the sudden cancelling of an investigative journalist program, Reporteri.