My program on Media and Democracy at the Social Science Research Council has publicly launched the Media Research Hub, a new online resource for researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers working for a more democratic and participatory public sphere. Through the Hub, activists and researchers can find out about funding opportunities for research work, get access to data related to the media, and use our powerful database of research articles, institutions and individuals to find the right resources that can help you in your media policy work.
Whether you are a community radio producer, a Net Neutrality activist, a PhD student in media studies, or a citizen journalist, you will find something that you will help you in your work on the Media Research Hub. After the fold is the complete announcement…
Announcing the Media Research Hub
The Media Research Hub is a new online resource for researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers working for a more democratic and participatory public sphere. It is a portal to several different services for the media and communications research and advocacy communities:
Collaborative Grants support partnerships between academic researchers and advocates. Grants are awarded through open competitions, held several times per year. The Collaborative grants portal can be used to apply for SSRC grants or as a brokering service to bring together researchers and research needs.
The Data Consortium for Media and Communications Policy works for the principle that public policy should be made with publicly-available data—a condition mostly absent from contemporary media and communications policymaking. The Data Consortium site contains a community-editable database of datasets, designed to illuminate this confusing and fragmented field of resources.
The Resource Database is a community-editable field-mapping tool for
linking people, institutions, research materials, networks, and projects—and the relationships between them. You may already be in it! Users can maintain their own profiles, create or add to others, and make, save, and export lists of resources for your own use. The system works like a highly structured wiki.
News, Events, and Opportunities for the media and communications field.
Creating an account gives you power to add to the site. We encourage you to do so, and make this a rich and accurate resource for the field.
To submit event listings or report a problem, contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Media Research Hub is part of Social Science Research Council’s Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere program, which works to ensure that debates about communications technologies and the media are shaped by high-quality research and a rich understanding of the public interest.