Alma Media Corporation Stock Exchange Release 20 February 2015, 10:00 a.m. (EET)
TOMI LÄHDENIEMI APPOINTED SENIOR EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF SATAKUNNAN KANSA
Tomi Lähdeniemi, 41, Master of Arts, has been appointed Senior Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa as of 1 March 2015. He has been acting as the newspaper’s Senior Editor-in-Chief on a temporary basis since the end of September 2014. Satakunnan Kansa is a part of the Alma Regional Media product family.
According to Lähdeniemi, it is the newspaper’s task to continue producing high-quality journalistic content to suit the interests of the people in the region.
"Satakunnan Kansa has gained the trust of the people in the region; this can be seen in the very high reader numbers of both the printed newspaper and the online service. This is a great foundation to build on, but we need to regain that trust every day", he notes.
He states that being a Satakunta local himself, he knows the region well, and, thanks to his long working history, he is also well acquainted with the employees of Satakunnan Kansa.
"I know what we are capable of. We have an excellent basis for running a successful regional newspaper", Lähdeniemi continues.
Lähdeniemi has worked for Satakunnan Kansa for over a decade, including eight years of experience of managerial positions as News Editor and supervisor.
Alma Regional Media is a business unit publishing all of Alma Media Corporation’s regional, local and city newspapers. In addition to Satakunnan Kansa, its best-known brands are Aamulehti, Lapin Kansa, Kainuun Sanomat and Pohjolan Sanomat. Regional Media also includes the printing press and distribution house, Alma Manu Oy.
For more information, please contact:
Kari Juutilainen, Senior Vice President, Alma Regional Media, +358 50 435 4159
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