About the Media & Democracy Network

The Media & Democracy Network is an initiative of the SSRC’s Media & Democracy Program, which encourages and disseminates research on the close relationships between media, technology, and democracy.

We compile recent news, research, and scholarly events related to online disinformation and misinformation. Our goal is to offer relevant, condensed, and curated content to scholars, technologists, and interested citizens alike. Our content is presented with accessibility in mind, and is freely available to the public. Here, you can find:

  • Links to relevant news items, organized by substantive topic
  • A Zotero library of both recent and foundational scholarly research
  • An events calendar that includes academic conferences and public events

Our content updates frequently; to receive updates, follow us on Twitter here.

You can contact the Media & Democracy team by e-mailing mdn@ssrc.org.

We are generously supported by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Democracy Fund, the Ford Foundation, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation, and Reid Hoffman.

The MDN website is powered by WordPress and PressForward.

About the SSRC’s Media & Democracy Program

The SSRC’s Media & Democracy program seeks to understand the evolving relationship between media, technology, and democratic life. The program supports research on how innovations in media technology affect democratic practices, and places these changes in broader historical and cultural contexts. Building bridges across disciplines and industries, the program works to consolidate an otherwise fragmented field of media scholars and practitioners.

In pursuit of these goals, the Media & Democracy program organizes workshops, public events, and open forums that inspire new ideas  and practices among scholars, policymakers, technologists, and journalists.

About the SSRC

Founded in 1923, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. Learn more at ssrc.org.

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