Tanja is a published author and her first book Mussolini’s Microphone was published in Serbian language by the Serbian PR Association as its first publishing project ever. Mussolini’s Microphone is a part of the official, additional, curriculum at the University of Belgrade. This is the first book in both Serbia and the wider Balkan region to deal with the subject of the use of radio as a propaganda tool during the regime of the Italian fascists.
The base for this book was a midterm paper entitled “Broadcasts in Fascist Italy” written during Tanja’s postgraduate studies of communicology at the University of Belgrade. The university professors and the editorial staff of the “Communication Manager” quarterly magazine described it as a thorough scientific paper and noted that “… it tackles a theme that lacked proper scientific attention in Serbia. The books and sources used are mostly foreign (Italian) which gives a special value to the evaluated paper; the paper is significant also for the facts and data it contains which are mostly less known to our academia. The theses in the paper are coherent with the general scientific positions and opinions concerning the topic in question”
Special “thank you” note goes to Professor Branimir Stojkovic Ph.D., Tanja’s mentor, and Igor Aldo Christiano Cvetkovic who helped her both with translation and during her tours of the Italian province of Veneto in September 2008 in search of literature and better understanding of the ideology. On top of it all, the book is the first publishing project of the Serbian PR Society and it is a part of the official, additional, curriculum at the University of Belgrade; the book’s value was recognized by the Chairman of the Association Milos Djajic and the entire membership.
Tanja acknowledges the influence of historical figures who were colleagues in the field of propaganda, incorporating some of their professional principles into her daily work. The publication of her book has provided her with valuable insights into the professional journeys of her colleagues, allowing her to lecture and share her knowledge in various situations and events.