The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the CEPR Media Plurality Research and Policy Network (RPN) are launching new Webinar Series on Media Plurality. 

This Webinar Series will explore along several episodes the critical issues surrounding media bias, regulation, concentration, and their impact on democratic values. We will explore fresh perspectives from policy experts, innovative research, and global experiences that decrypt the complexities surrounding media regulation in the 21st century. 

Each Webinar will consist of a 60-minute presentation/panel, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentations, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The moderator will collect clarifying questions and a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speakers at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hands to ask questions live, directly to the speakers.

Seminars may be recorded. Please note that you may be recorded if you speak during the seminar.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Past Sessions


Wednesday, 15 May 2024 - Understanding Social Media's Impact on News Consumption and Society, joint with Ofcom, U.K. media regulator 

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 - with Anya Schiffrin (Columbia University and Media Plurality RPN Member) and Haaris Mateen (University of Houston)

Thursday, 16 November 2023 - Media Plurality and the Fight against Online Misinformation, joint with Chicago Booth’s George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State.

Thursday, 28 September 2023 - Launch Session with Marie Frenay and Anna Herold (European Commission)