I did a journalism diploma course in Budapest, Hungary and became a freelance journalist. First I was an intern on Népszabadság (biggest selling broadsheet in Hungary at the time) for 4 months in spring/summer 2005. When the internship was up I became a freelance, first for Népszabadság – I wrote about higher education, mainly. Few of the articles I wrote then are still available online (in Hungarian, sorry – see link). Eventually I started writing reports and features for other publications as well, mainly for women’s glossies. I hope to translate a few of my old articles to English and upload them here for all to read.
Other publications I worked for include:
I wrote about a variety of topics. From feminism and porn and social issues to “how to” articles on housekeeping and money management etc.
My main task was to keep the ball rolling with news, but I also wrote articles about cinema.
Maxima (it was a weekly glossy for younger people, now it is published every 2 weeks)
For Cosmo I wrote features, mainly on relationships and psychology
At VITAL TV (a small cable network), I edited/produced a weekly, thirty-minute magazine programme based on the Reuters LIVE! feed (now defunct). It was a human interest programme showing “fun” reports from all over the world. The Reuters feed was different every week it could include anything from a report about the Paris Fashion Week to a village feast in India. VITAL TV is a very small cable television and I the was the sole producer on he programme. I chose the footage, wrote the narration and the presenter text, chose the music. I also oversaw the recording of the narration and the taping of the presenters’ segments; then edited it and put it all together in AVID with an editor.