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Work experience

Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, 2014-2015

– Study data journalism and coding (MySQL, Excel, Python, HTML&CSS)
– Student writer at the American Journalism Review
– Study innovations in digital storytelling & changes in the media industry

Journalist and editor, Népszabadság, Budapest, Hungary, since 2007

– Cover U.S. politics, culture and society
– Cover the intersection of technology, policy and society (privacy, surveillance, big data, internet governance, net neutrality)
– Edit the web site of the newspaper, coordinate the work of 4-8 people
– Edit the international pages (print version)
– Manage the Facebook page of the newspaper with 57000+ followers
– Won a national journalism award for foreign reporting – for stories from the U.S., Norway, India, Tunisia, Belarus, Poland, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan and Egypt

Freelance news assistant, The New York Times, Budapest, Hungary, 2014

– Gathered background information for NYT reporters arriving to Hungary to cover current events
– Identified and contacted sources, translated during interviews

Freelance features writer and photographer, Transitions Online (tol.org), Budapest, Hungary, 2008-2011

– Wrote feature stories and produced slide shows with audio narration about social and political issues

Editorial intern, Hartford Business Journal, Hartford, CT May-July 2007

– Gathered and analyzed data for a project that examined the location of bank and credit union branches in Connecticut, proving that credit unions were not serving poor neighborhoods but going after the richest clients

Reporter, Trinity Tripod, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, September-December 2006

Editorial intern, Népszabadság, Budapest, Hungary, October 2005 – August 2006

Education

– MA in Media Studies and Communications, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2003-2008
– Trinity College, Hartford, CT, studied political science, economy and international relations as a Kellner Scholar, 2006-2007
– MA in English Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2001-2006

Additional work experience

– English teacher, various language schools and clients, Budapest, Hungary, 2002-2006
– English-Hungarian interpreter, District 1 Police Station, Budapest, Hungary, Summer 2003

Technical skills

– Excel, MySQL, DocumentCloud, basic HTML & CSS
Photography – take and edit photos for my foreign reporting

Language competences

Hungarian – native; English – fluent; French – working proficiency

Personal interests

Running, biking, yoga. Jane Austen, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje. Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, House of Cards. NPR, Wired, This American Life. Growing herbs, baking bread, cooking Indian food.