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Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti Petri Hakala resigns

Alma Media Corporation                                    Press release 13 December 2017 at 10 (EET)


Petri Hakala, the Editor-in-Chief of the Iltalehti newspaper published by Alma Media, will leave his post and no longer work for the company.

Hakala has worked for Uusi Suomi and Iltalehti since 1987, as the Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti during the years 1995–2010 and 2014–2017. In 2010–2013, Hakala worked as the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa.

Iltalehti’s Executive Editor-in-Chief is Publisher Kari Kivelä. Iltalehti has started a process of recruitment for the position of Editor-in-Chief for News in November 2017.

“Iltalehti’s story is unique in the Finnish media landscape, and I have been involved in writing it for more than 30 years. For this, I am grateful and proud. A great story and a wonderful audience. Iltalehti will always have a place in my heart. A transformation is in full swing, and the operations have a solid basis. This is the right moment to pass the baton to future makers,” Hakala says.

“I would like to thank Petri Hakala for his excellent work on the development of Iltalehti and wish him all success in his future endeavours,” Kivelä remarks.

Further information:
Kari Kivelä, Publisher and Executive Editor-in-Chief, Iltalehti, tel. +358 10 665 2032

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  • Published: 13.12.2017, 10:00
  • Category: Press release, Releases

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