Attila Bátorfy

Attila Bátorfy is a journalist working for the investigative journalism site Átlátszó.hu, and former editor of Kreatív magazine and Vs.hu. He is also the founder of Databánya, a blog and community on data journalism and visualization. As the editor of Kreatív, Attila investigated and analyzed media ownership, the state capture of the media market, state advertising and governmental influence on the sector. At Vs.hu, he worked on a large number of data based projects and visualizations. Recently, he has been working on media-related and data-based projects with organizations such as Transparency International, the Association of Hungarian Content Providers, Mérték Media Monitor, and the investigative journalism site Átlátszó.hu and the Center for Independent Journalism.

Attila teaches courses on data journalism and freelancing at the Department of Media and Communication of Eötvös Loránd University has also taught at the Department of Communication Studies of Budapest Metropolitan University. For his journalistic work, Attila received the Quality Journalism Award, the Eörsi János Memorial Award and Prima Junior, and he was also shortlisted for the GEN Data Journalism Award. In 2015, he mentored the investigative journalism program of Transparency International. His essays and articles related to music and art were featured in Beszélő, Aspecto, Café Babel and Music Networks. In May 2015, Attila was a guest speaker at DataHarvest Conference organized in Brussels.