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Szabolcs Toth

Editor, weekend supplement of Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet
Hungary
Wincott Foundation

Szabolcs Tohotom Toth has edited the weekend magazine of the Hungarian national Magyar Nemzet for more than 11 years, first as a co-editor, then later on as editor. The magazine is published every Saturday as a supplement to the newspaper on twenty broadsheet pages. It contains feature stories, essays, analysis pieces and backgrounders, Q&A interviews, opinion articles, book and music reviews and a comic strip too.

During the last 11 years at Magyar Nemzet Szabolcs has also worked as a journalist and, later on, as a senior writer. He was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 2003 and worked in Boston during his tenure there as a reporter for the Boston Globe.

Szabolcs' former employers include: Napi Magyarorszag (Hungarian daily) Budapest Weekly (Budapest based English language weekly), both of which are now defunct (Szabolcs claims it is not because of his contribution there); Blikk (Hungarian tabloid, still prospering).

He is also the writer of a new book intended for those studying journalism at universities and news writing classes. The book was published last October in Budapest, and has a Hungarian language blog site – elsoleutes.hu – designed and maintained by the author.

Szabolcs is also interested in news and art photography: from time to time he struggles with his own digital camera to produce photos of somewhat tolerable quality.