Edition 2021

In 2020, national research teams applied the MDM methodology to 18 countries, providing insights on media performance with regard to democracy over the decade of media digitalisation (2011 to 2020).

Findings are published here (see also comparisons above) and in the upcoming book “The Media for Democracy Monitor 2021: How leading news media survive digital transformation” (Nordicom, 2021), in two volumes:

  • Coordination: Univ-Prof. Josef Trappel & Dr. Tales Tomaz (University Salzburg)
  • Research: national teams (see individual reports)


The Dutch Journalism Fund (SVDJ) supports the Edition 2021.

Edition 2011

In 2011, communication and political scientists from 10 countries delivered a state-of-the art report, based on relevant indicators.
Results were published in the book “The Media for Democracy Monitor”, edited by Josef Trappel, Hannu Nieminen and Lars Nord (Nordicom, 2011).

Here you can browse the full country reports or compare the performance of several countries by dimensions and indicators: