Once when she found herself in front of the camera, she never had a dilemma to which profession she will devote herself. Time has shown that Minja Miletić wasn’t mistaken.
Minja Miletić, after a great media experience, claims that she is now more aware of the responsibility that journalism carries, however, that responsibility does not interfere with the will to continue working in the area she chose to be her life profession.
She doesn’t give up under the essence of the media – pressure and also considers that the main obligation of a journalist is a consistent and tenacious pursuit of every asked question.
To what extent did the media change in regard to the time you started your career? What are the key challenges media is facing today?
At the time I was staring my career I was very young, so my perception of the media was different from today’s perception. I have changed, media has changed as well, not only here but also worldwide. Nowadays, every person may be media by itself, when you take into consideration the number of followers, retweets, reach, etc. The biggest challenge for the media is precisely this: how to create an authentic content which will not be easy to reach. Contents are unique interlocutors and the quality of the conversation you are having.
In which ways you are improving yourself nowadays? Do you get tired sometimes of the amount of information you need to monitor when you are engaged in political journalism and society at overall?
Today I work on my improvement more than ever, because I am aware of the responsibilities that the journalism carries, while youth often overlooks that responsibility. Journalism is challenging, dynamic and demanding in terms of day-to-day preparation and the inability not to be updated one single day with new information and events. Someone finds it tiring, but for me, it is a life component, so I cannot imagine a day without reading the newspaper, portals or even scrolling through Twitter.
How do you stay focused on interviews that are particularly tense or with heavy interlocutors?
The best spontaneity is achieved when the journalist is prepared at his best. That will be my main principle. I don’t leave anything to chance, I listen to my interlocutors very carefully and try to let my questions be secondary questions which will be follow-ups to its presentation.
How do you react to criticism?
I don’t react to criticism since I consider them as a part of every job, especially public work. I am aware of the fact that as a journalist I cannot suit everybody’s taste, neither I try to be so, I work the way I think it is best for most citizens in whose name I ask questions and insist on their answers. If the criticism is constructive and not based on estimations, then I try to learn good lessons as I always improve myself.
What is your opinion towards social networks? Which one do you like the most? How much does your profession and occupation to some point restrict the freedom in using social networks?
My opinion towards social networks is: I respect them, but I do not give them full credit. Social networks have their own way to be a trap and an illusion, that many people have fallen into. It takes up valuable time and always imposes the need to be perfect and to convince other people that you are leading a perfect life. I lead my life.
How do you react to the pressure of deadlines and obligations from your personal agenda, and what about political pressures which appear to be impossible to avoid?
I’m managing excellent and I am not under the pressure.
Considering your experience, what kind of journalists do people believe in the most?
They believe in those who fight for answers and who do not allow for the guest to always be right.
For television, dynamics is set by default, a specific way of life, but also provides many memories and anecdotes, especially if we are talking about long careers. Do you have such unforgettable moments? Could you imagine any other career?
I have moments of lapses that once seemed to me as the end of the world, while from the current perspective these are some moments that give a colorful note to our business. Significant interviews, sleepless nights because of them, tension, trembling are all the feelings and moments that make my job irresistible and why I could not imagine any other career.
Which exam at the Faculty of Medicine was the most difficult? Do you use the knowledge that you have acquired in your everyday life?
Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physics are the subject which is intangible, something that I was learning but couldn’t see. I am a visual type, but studying something you consider very difficult, is leading you to be aware that you can do everything by being persistent.
What is your attitude towards fashion, since you have been proclaimed as the most stylish person? Is dressing an essential element in creating the overall impression of a particular person?
My attitude towards fashion is more than friendly. I like clothing since she is telling a story without having to say a single word. Fashion and style leave an impression, a message, and don’t have to do anything with a brand, but with inner creativity of every person, also if she is and to what extent capable to wear it.