Reports

Reuters Institute Publishes Digital News Report 2019

This year's report, surveying 75,000 people in 38 countries, looks at trust, concern over misinformation, news avoidance, populism's impact, top brands, how people access news and much more. The Hungarian chapter was written by Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher at Center for Media, Data and Society.

Media Capture in Europe: MDIF Publishes New Report by Dragomir

Media Development Investment Fund has published a major report, Media Capture in Europe, written by Marius Dragomir, Director of Center for Media, Data and Society, that examines the extent of media capture in Europe and how it is undermining democracy in many parts of East and Southeast Europe.

Who’s Funding Romanian Journalism?

A new generation of brash journalism outlets challenge the highly concentrated media system in Romania. But many of them remain highly vulnerable, according to Funding Journalism: Romania, the most comprehensive analysis of the country’s media in decades, released today by CMDS.

Media Impact Funders Releases New Report on Global Media Philanthropy

The report, with contribution of CMDS Director Marius Dragomir, highlights data, trends and pressing issues facing the field, and what funders can do moving forward.

CMDS Team Members Involved in UNESCO’s Global Report on Freedom of Expression

Monroe Price, founder and Advisory Board member of CMDS is a lead editor and researcher of the report, while Krisztina Rozgonyi, member of CMDS’s Media Policy Hub is one of the regional and thematic researchers. CMDS Director Marius Dragomir and CMDS Fellow Silvia Chocarro Marcesse are members of the Advisory Group of the report.

Public Service Media and Information Disorder

August 27, 2018
White paper by Minna Horowitz, co-organizer of the CMDS Public Media Speakers Series.

CMDS Hired by MDIF to Write Media Case Studies

The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) commissioned CMDS to write a series of media case studies for a package of media business guides that they are publishing, targeted mostly at their investees, which include media outlets in over 70 countries all over the world. The first two case studies on implementing paywalls were written by Marius Dragomir, Dumitrita Holdis and Ian M. Cook, and they are already available online at this link or as a pdf below.

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in Media

January 5, 2018

At a time when trust in media and institutions has fallen in many parts of the world, journalists and scholars struggle to find ways to rebuild boost their credibility. Academic research on these subjects is inconclusive. A new report by CMDS advisory board members Anya Schiffrin and Ellen Hume, Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in Media profiles organizations in Europe, Latin America and Africa that are trying to build trust in the media.

Ellen Hume and Susan Abbott on the Future of Investigative Journalism

Ellen Hume, member of our advisory board and Susan Abbott, non-resident CMDS fellow have recently published their joint study researching the future of investigative journalism. The report paints a bright picture of the current state of investigative journalism, stating that "despite the dangers and uncertainties, it is an exciting time to be an investigative journalist, thanks to new collaborations and digital tools. These nonprofits are inventing a potent form of massive, cross border investigative reporting, supported by philanthropy.