Attila Bátorfy

Attila Bátorfy is a master teacher of journalism, media studies and information graphics at the Media Department of Eötvös Loránd University. He is also member of the investigative journalism center Átlátszó's data team, and head of the visual journalism project ATLO. Previously he created data-based media literacy and digital humanities projects in collaboration with Transparency International HungaryCenter for Independent Journalism BudapestMérték Media Monitor, the Asimov FoundationCentral European University, the Open Society Archives and the Association of Hungarian Content Providers. He is also fellow and data advisor at CMDS, and he serves on the editorial board of Médiakutató, a quarterly scientific journal of Media Studies. For his journalistic work, he received the Transparency-Soma Prize, Quality Journalism Prize, the Eörsi János Memorial Award and Prima Junior, and he was also shortlisted for the GEN Data Journalism Award. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis on the early history of information graphics in Hungary. His scientific publications cover a wide range of topics such as political influence in the media, state advertising, media system theories, information graphics history and theory of subcultures. He regularly gives speeches and data visualization workshops for journalists, NGOs, academic researchers and private enterprises. He lives in Budapest with his wife and their son.