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The Media & Democracy Network (MDN) aggregates and curates academic research, news, and opinion investigating the close relationship between media, technology, and democracy.

Launched in May 2018, MDN was designed as a place to share, organize, access, and archive the multitude of scholarly work and news/opinion pieces on the Media & Democracy program’s themes, including mis- and disinformation, polarization, hate speech and doxxing, and media consolidation.

Collaboration is a key value of MDN; the website will include an “editors-at-large” feature that will allow readers—including faculty, students, journalists, and practitioners—to suggest content for inclusion on the platform. This feature is in continued development while MDN is merged with the ongoing Disinformation Research Mapping Initiative, and will be launched in September of 2019. 

MDN runs on PressForward, a WordPress plug-in that ensures that the values of sharing, citing, and collegiality are at the heart of MDN's technical and social infrastructure.

You can keep up to date with MDN by following us on Twitter: @SSRCmdn

The Media & Democracy Network is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.