TV PINK PINK LAUNCHES EVENING NATIONAL NEWS PROGRAM "NACIONALNI DNEVNIK"
TV Pink entered the evening news race with the launch of its National News ("Nacionalni dnevnik") program.
The National News program is a 30-minute extended news program providing comprehensive coverage of important local and international daily news events, and ongoing issues of importance to the viewing audience.
The National News is managed and anchored by a rotating editorial team. Nacionalni dnevnik draws together a highly-experienced and accomplished broadcast journalistic team. The individual team members are recognized for the strength of their abilities as well as their professional integrity. The Nacionalni dnevnik team consists of:
Ms. Tanja Jordovic is the Editor-in-Chief of TV Pink’s News Department. She started her broadcast journalism career at Studio B, an acclaimed local television station, in the mid-1980s. Ms. Jordovic started as a reporter and was later promoted to an editorial position. After 10 years of solid experience, Ms. Jordovic became the Chief Producer for Documentaries and was simultaneously the political editor at the newly launched BK Television. In 2000, Ms. Jordovic first came to Pink International as the Director of Radio Pingvin. Ms. Jordovic subsequently moved to TV Pink’s news desk where she became the head of the News Department. During Ms. Jordovic’s tenure, she has overseen the development and launch of TV Pink’s initial news product, InfoTop, and subsequently the development of the national news evening program (Nacionalni Dnevnik).
Mr. Aleksandar Crkvenjakov’s distinguished career in broadcast journalism started in 1974 when he joined Student Radio’s “Index 202” as a reporter/editor and subsequently went on to “Belgrade 202” at Radio-Television of Serbia (RTS), the state-owned broadcaster, where he was the editor and host. Between 1981-89, Mr. Crkvenjakov successfully crossed over to the television side of RTS, becoming the editor and anchor of the prime-time evening news program (Dnevnik). During this period, Mr. Crkvenjakov became a familiar TV personality, hosting more than 1,000 news and news-related programs. In 1991, he moved to RTS - newly-established third channel (RTS-3) as the Editor-in-Chief. Two years later, Mr. Crkvenjakov left RTS altogether accepting a position first in banking and later as a marketing manager. However, during the 1990s, Mr. Crkvenjakov continued to be engaged in the media as an independent freelance journalist on special projects. In 2001, Mr. Crkvenjakov returned to RTS as the General Director, appointed by the newly-elected democratic government, to oversee the restructuring of the state-owned broadcaster; he served in this capacity until 2004. Mr. Crkvenjakov holds postgraduate degrees in cybernetics and municipal history. He is the author of three books on urban existence and the media. Mr. Crkvenjakov is a member of numerous domestic and international professional associations.
Mr. Mihajlo Kovac’s journalistic career began in 1970 at the daily newspaper Politika and continued at Komunista where he was Editor-in-Chief. In 1976, Mr. Kovac moved into broadcast journalism at RTS as an editor for ‘Belgrade Chronicle’ television program and a political news editor for the main news (Dnevnik). In 1989, Mr. Kovac received an award for his reporting on the Berlin Wall. In 1990 and 1991 respectively, he was an opposition member of parliament. In 1991, after producing critical stories of RTS’ biased programming and reporting, he was fired from RTS along with other journalists. Mr. Kovac went on to co-found with others the Association of Independent Journalists of Serbia (NUNS). During the mid-1990s, Mr. Kovac served as a political advisor at the UN Liaison Office to the FRY and UNLO. Following the democratic changes in 2000, Mr. Kovac was appointed to Vienna as the Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro to Austria (2001-2004).
Mr. Nenad Ristic’s broadcast journalism career was launched at RTS at Radio Novi Sad. After more than 10 years there, Mr. Ristic moved RTS’ Belgrade television operations as a reporter for the main news (Dnevnik). He rose to an editorial position and later became the Assistant Chief News Editor. Between 1982-86, he was an editor and anchor for the news on RTS’ third channel. Mr. Ristic was appointed RTS’ Director between 1986-1991. During the 1990s, Mr. Ristic left RTS and worked as a freelance journalist, filing various news/political themed reports and dispatched more than 100 reports under the title “Threshold of the Serbian Village.” In 2000, Mr. Ristic was named RTS’ interim general director for eight months by the new democratic government. Mr. Ristic formally retired in 2003 but has continued to stay engaged in freelance reporting (“Return to Kosovo”) and writing (anecdotal notes from his years at RTS (“Zum na cela”)).
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