Mathias Corvinus Collegium

Gábor Komáromy Scholarship

Cook Communications

Gábor Komáromy

Komáromy GáborGábor Komáromy was the former head of the Media and Communications Department at the MCC and was a found partner of Cook Communications in Hungary. He passed away in 2010.

Educated in Hungary, Libya and the US, where he gained an MA in Print Journalism at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Gábor became an award-winning news reporter on local newspapers in California. Upon returning to his native Hungary in 1997, Gabor lectured in Englishlanguage journalism at the Department of Communications at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where he also founded and ran the Multimedia Laboratory. Gábor was a staunch advocate of press freedom and of objective independent news reporting. He drew on his background as a news reporter and an editor to give his students a practical understanding of English-language journalism, and he encouraged them to take a critical approach towards the media, corporate communications, consumer advertising and the political economy. He was quick to embrace the possibilities of the Internet and was an early champion of on-line journalism. He was among the first to write about the Internet in Hungarian, publishing Légy boldog az Interneten (Find Happiness on the Internet) in 1995 and a further six books about the Internet and computing. He became managing editor at one of Hungary’s first on-line magazines, magazix.hu. He was an accomplished translator, from Hungarian to English and vice versa, who translated seven books, the last being Pharrajimos: the fate of the Hungarian Roma during the Holocaust, edited by Bársony and Daróczi and published by IDEA. Gábor is survived by Ágota and their son, Julian.