Edmundas Jakilaitis, the host of LRT television's programme "Dėmesio Centre" ("In Focus"), is Lithuania's most influential media personality, according to a survey of the country's opinion leaders.
Edmundas Jakilaitis, Rūta Mikelkevičiūtė, Rimvydas Valatka
© DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

He is followed by journalist and TV host Andrius Tapinas, observer Rimvydas Valatka and DELFI chief Editor Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė.

The survey, conducted by the Reitingai magazine for DELFI, interviewed several hundred opinion leaders in politics, business, media and the public service (the "elites").

Another poll, conducted by Spinter Tyrimai, looked into who were perceived as the most influential media people by the general public. The list is topped by TV journalist and personality Rūta Janutienė, TV talk show host Rūta Mikelkevičiūtė and Jakilaitis.

Lithuania's most influential media people, the elite vote:

1. Edmundas Jakilaitis
2. Andrius Tapinas
3. Rimvydas Valatka
4. Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė
5. Rita Miliūtė
6. Vytautas Bruveris

Lithuania's most influential media people, the people's vote:

1. Rūta Janutienė
2. Rūta Mikelkevičiūtė
3. Edmundas Jakilaitis
4. Edita Mildažytė
5. Andrius Tapinas
6. Algimantas Čekuolis

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