CEU Visiting Professor Dean Starkman's book "The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism" was chosen by Stanford's James T. Hamilton as one of the top five tomes on the economics of news.
Kate Coyer, director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) in the School of Public Policy, was named a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. During this academic year, Coyer will research the role of Internet companies in responding to violent extremism online and the impacts on privacy and freedom of expression.
Markos Kounalakis, fellow at CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society who received his PhD from CEU in International Relations in June 2016, was appointed a member of the U.S. Advisory Commision on Public Diplomacy by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Center for Media, Data and Society at the School of Public Policy hosted a lecture by David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression delivered at CEU on June 7.
The CAPTCHA project was a partnership of three community media organizations (Radio Corax, Germany; the Near Media Co-op, Ireland; Radio FRO, Austria) and CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society. The project, which ran from September 2013 to August 2015, was supported by a grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union and it aimed to empower community media and programme makers to increase the online accessibility of their programmes.