Ali Žerdin (1965) worked as a journalist and an editor at several Slovenian media. He started in 1986 as a reporter of Radio Študent (Student Radio). Between 1987 and 1989 he served as chief editor of Radio Študent. In 1989 he stated to work for weekly magazine Mladina, that was considered as most important oppositional media in former Yugoslavia.
Between 1996 and 2006 he served as deputy editor of Mladina. In 2006 he became editor of Objektiv, Saturday supplement of daily paper Dnevnik. Between 2009 and 2010 he served as chief editor of daily paper Dnevnik, second biggest daily in Slovenia.Since 2010 he has been editor of Sobotna priloga, Saturday supplement of daily paper Delo, the most important daily newspaper in
Žerdin obtained phd in sociology in 2012. His field of research is interlocking directorship network in Slovenia. His ambition is to transfer methods of social network analysis into daily or weekly journalism. Žerdin is also author of several books.