Peter Bajomi-Lazar

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Péter Bajomi-Lázár is Professor of Mass Communication at the Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences. He earned a PhD in political science at the Central European University in 2004 and a habilitation degree in philosophy at ELTE University in 2011. Has been teaching classes on comparative media systems, media policy, media sociology, the social history of the media, and network communication at various higher educational institutions in Hungary since 1999, including at ELTE University, the Doctoral School of Budapest Corvinus University, the School of Public Policy at the Central European University, and Metropolitan University. He has been conducting media policy research since 2001, including projects for the Oxford Migration Observatory, the European Audiovisual Observatory, the European Journalism Centre, the Open Society Institute, and the International Federation of Journalists. He has authored five monographs in Hungarian and one in English, edited or co-edited four volumes in Hungarian and three in English; and was granted the Hungarian Pulitzer Memorial Award in 2002 for his book on Hungary’s ‘media war’ (A magyarországi médiaháború, 2001). He established the Hungarian media studies quarterly Médiakutató (The Media Researcher) in 2000 and worked as its editor between 2000 and 2016. He worked between October 2009 and September 2013 as a Senior Research Fellow with Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, a European Research Council project based at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and has been a member of the Euromedia Research Group since 2014. He is a member of the editorial boards of Nordicom Review, The European Journal of Communication, Media Transformations, and of the advisory board of the Global Media Journal/Slovak Edition.


PhD, Political Science, Central European University

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