Gazeta Express, is a Kosovo newspaper published
in Pristina by MediaWorks, a new media company
founded in 2005 by a group of senior editors and
journalists with financing from IPKO, Kosovo's
leading private telecommunications company.
Initial group of founders include: Berat Buzhala,
Petrit Selimi, Dukagjin Gorana, Ilir Mirena,
Astrit Gashi, Arlinda Desku, Andrew Testa,
Gjergj Filipaj, Jasmin Rexhepi, Bul Salihu, etc.
First Editor-in-chief was Dukagjin Gorani
(2005), followed by Berat Buzhala (2007).
Company's first CEO was Petrit Selimi (2005),
and was later followed by Baton Haxhiu (2007).
The newspaper is known for its distinctive
editorials and op-ed's, as well as focus on
investigative journalism. Express photo desk is
among best in the region, with the initial team
of 5 photographers trained by Andy Testa,
award-winning NY Times photo reporter.
Express daily newspaper is the first product of
MediaWorks Kosovo, a new media company founded
in 2005 by a group of Kosovo's senior editors
and journalists, with the financial backing of
private investor IPKO. In its first year of
existence, daily Express, the MediaWorks
flagship product, has rapidly entered into
public discourse in Kosovo, providing relevant
and well-researched articles and authoritative
Professionalism of Express was noted abroad as
well - during the first year of publishing
global media brands such as NY Times, Time
magazine, The Economist, Associated Press, etc.
have all referred to daily Express pieces and
photos in their coverage of events in Kosovo.
According to the MediaWorks's mission statement,
editorial staff behind the new daily intends to
produce a morning newspaper, which will provide
relevant and qualitative content to the readers,
at the same time aspiring to establish a new set
of standards in professionalism in the
Photo-desk is composed by experienced photo
reporters, whose work is honored through diverse
international prizes for media photography.
Initial art director was Vienna-based Arben
Myftari, while Trembelat designers led the
creative desk. Designers are just one more
element, notable by their consecration and
creativity, which makes the layout of Express to
be distinctly different from all other Kosovar