Beata Balogová is editor-in-chief of the SME daily newspaper, one of the major independent dailies in the Slovak Republic. She is also vice chair of the International Press Institute executive board. She joined SME in 2014, having previously been editor of Slovakia’s English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator from 2003 to 2014.
Beata graduated from Comenius University in Bratislava, majoring in journalism, and was a Fulbright scholar of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She also holds a 2007 master’s degree in journalism from the School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York.