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Perttu Kauppinen appointed Senior Editor-in-chief of Iltalehti

Alma Media Corporation                                          Press release 16 February 2021


Perttu Kauppinen, 42, B.Soc.Sci, has been appointed Senior Editor-in-Chief of Iltalehti. Kauppinen has worked as the Iltalehti’s Editor-in-Chief for News since 2018 and in addition to the newsroom, his duties have included IL-TV broadcasting and technological solutions related to journalism. Prior to Iltalehti, Kauppinen worked as the Editor-in-Chief for Etelä-Suomen Sanomat and Content Director for Mediatalo ESA. Earlier he has worked for Helsingin Sanomat as the Managing Editor for digital content. 

Kauppinen will start work as the Senior Editor-in-Chief on 17 February 2021. He will report to Kari Kivelä, Senior Vice President of the Alma Consumer business unit.

– Perttu has led Iltalehti News’s growth to popularity among consumers and strengthened its position as a responsible, widespread media, which has increased focus on investigative journalism and exposed the exercise of power in society – a cornerstone of democracy. At the same time the content that consumers enjoy, spend time and relax with has been developed. We expect to continue on this same path, says Kari Kivelä, Senior Vice President of the Alma Consumer business unit. 

– The past three years we have been determined to grow Iltalehti to a news and lifestyle media with over 3 million weekly readers. The team of Iltalehti is an incredible group of professionals, and I am enthusiastic to be able to develop further one of the leading news brands in Finland with them, says Perttu Kauppinen, Editor-in Chief of Iltalehti 

For more information, please contact:

Kari Kivelä, Senior Vice President, Alma Consumer, tel. +358 10 665 2032

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  • Published: 16.2.2021, 16:30
  • Category: Press release, Releases

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