2019.08.28 11:30

Lithuania's most influential media figures ranked

BNS 2019.08.28 11:30

TV host and producer Edmundas Jakilaitis, journalist Andrius Tapinas and Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, the head of the public broadcaster LRT, have been named the most influential media figures in Lithuania by the news website.

The ranking is based on a survey of 1,013 opinion leaders in different fields, including politics, business, public service, media and sports, conducted by the Reitingai magazine.

Jakilaitis received 687 votes, Tapinas got 506 and Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, 499.

Political observer Rimvydas Valata and TV journalist Rita Miliūtė also got into the TOP-5 with 360 and 308 votes respectively.

In a separate survey of the public, the TOP-5 of the most influential journalists in Lithuania includes Jakilaitis, Tapinas, Valatka, lifestyle and talk show host Rūta Mikelkevičiūtė and Miliūtė.

Top 10 most influential media figures

1. Edmundas Jakilaitis
TV producer and host

2. Andrius Tapinas
journalist, producer, Laisvės TV

3. Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė
head of the Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT

4. Rimvydas Valatka
political observer

5. Rita Miliūtė
TV journalist and host, LRT

6. Rolandas Barysas
journalist, editor-in-chief of the business daily Verslo Žinios

7. Vytautas Bruveris
journalist, political observer, Lietuvos Rytas

8. Indrė Makaraitytė
journalist, head of LRT Investigation Team

9. Daiva Žeimytė
TV journalist, Lietuvos Ryto TV

10. Nemira Pumprickaitė
journalist, TV and radio host, LRT