Tamás Tófalvy, PhD is assistant professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Sociology and Communications, and Head of the Digital Media MA program of the Communications and Media Studies major. He is also secretary general at the Association of Hungarian Content Providers (MTE, the oldest self-regulatory and professional organization in Hungary that represents the leading digital media outlets), and fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Media Research Group. He was the co-founding chair of IASPM Hungary and its sister organization, the Music Networks Association. In 2012-13 he was a Fulbright fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in 2011-12 he spent a semester as a Julius Rezler fellow at Indiana University Bloomington. He is currently finishing up a monograph (in Hungarian) The Making of Digital Good and Evil: Technology, Culture and the Boundaries of Journalism (2017, L’Harmattan), and recently co-edited the book Made in Hungary: Studies in Popular Music (2017, Routledge), and published the article ‘MySpace bands’ and ‘tagging wars’ Conflicts of genre, work ethic and media platforms in an extreme music scene (First Monday).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Internet Studies, STS, Media Policy, Journalism Studies, Popular Music Studies