The elevator pitch


Media and Journalism Research Center is an independent media research and policy think tank that seeks to improve the quality of media policymaking and the state of independent media and journalism through research, knowledge sharing and financial support.

Our focus

Research is our core activity. We conduct research about the impact of media and information policy on society and practice, particularly journalism. Besides projects that we generate on our own, we partner with think tanks, academics and journalists to conduct joint research projects and investigations.

You can read more about our work in the upcoming strategy.


We use our research to teach and explain media policy. The center runs courses and workshops at a dozen of universities worldwide, provides trainings and organizes exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field.

Our research does not only sit on library shelves.

We take the findings of our research into policy debates and forums and share expertise with practitioners, experts and civil society involved in the policy making process.


We support regulators and market players by providing them expert analysis about policy and legal developments as well as data and information and about media and journalism.

Our reporting includes:

  • Bespoke analysis: firsthand accounts on political changes, regulation and policy developments
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: description of regulatory and policy frameworks and analysis of regulatory trends across a range of countries
  • Data: information about funding and ownership in media and journalism

For more information on our consultancy services, please contact Marius Dragomir, our center’s director.


The Media and Journalism Research Center was founded in 2022 by Marius Dragomir who continues here the research work that he carried out in the past as director of the Center for Media, Data & Society.