Minna Ala-HeikkilÃ¤ takes over as Editor-in-Chief for Nokian Uutiset and TyrvÃ¤Ã¤n Sanomat
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Minna Ala-HeikkilÃ¤ takes over as Editor-in-Chief for Nokian Uutiset and TyrvÃ¤Ã¤n
Nokian Uutiset will have a new Editor-in-Chief the coming autumn. Ms Minna Ala-
HeikkilÃ¤, presently Editor-in-Chief at TyrvÃ¤Ã¤n Sanomat, will double as Editor-
in-Chief for Nokian Uutiset at the beginning of October.Â The present Editor-in-
Chief of Nokian Uutiset, Mr Martti Jaatinen, will take up a new position in
communications at the Tampere Comedy Theatre starting October 1, 2011.
Nokian Uutiset is familiar to Ms Ala-HeikkilÃ¤. She worked for Nokian Uutiset
from the early 1990s as staff writer and news producer until 2008 when she took
up the position of Editor-in-Chief at TyrvÃ¤Ã¤n Sanomat. Ms Ala-HeikkilÃ¤ has a
degree in socionomics from the School of Journalism at the University of
"Nokia is a familiar and close place to me, and that is why it is motivating to
return to Nokian Uutiset. An interesting newspaper is comprised of well-made
news and good reading stories. Good service to readers requires a news-hungry
editorial office and a diligent, ambitious way of working. I want to put Nokian
Uutiset in an increasingly close contact with its readers."
Mr Jaatinen has worked at Nokian Uutiset since 1975, first as staff writer and
since 1982 as Editor-in-Chief. Mr Jaatinen, who will turn 60 next year, says he
has enjoyed his place in the local news flow.
"Three decades as Editor-in-Chief, however, is a long time in one place. Now is
the perfect moment to give the reins to someone younger," Mr Jaatinen says.
Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy, the publisher of both of the newspapers, uses the
double Editor-in-Chief model at many locations.
Nokian Uutiset appears three times and TyrvÃ¤Ã¤n Sanomat twice weekly.
Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy is a local newspaper company in Alma Media
Corporation and publishes 17 subscription-based local papers and 3 city papers
in different parts of Finland.
Kari Juutilainen, Managing Director, Suomen Paikallissanomat Oy, telephone
+358 50 4354159
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