[WSIS CS-Plenary] Announcing the Media Research Hub
SSRC media, communications,
and information technology program announcements
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Fri Aug 24 18:27:43 BST 2007
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
mediahub at ssrc.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.
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