Promoting democracy, pluralism
and vitality in society

Contributor to a sustainable society

Alma Media’s media brands are committed to defending freedom of speech and a pluralistic and democratic society. They engage in ethical, objective and transparent journalism and help citizens improve their media skills.

Other Alma Media services also strive to enhance the vitality of their communities and support the balanced development of society, often in cooperation with other organisations, educational institutes or other companies.

While the methods vary, the goal is the same: providing people with tools for sustainable growth in both professional and private life.


 

Contributor to a sustainable society

Making the future working life smoother

In April 2019, Alma Media joined forces with KPMG and LocalTapiola to organise Future Forerunners, an event focused on the working life of the future.

Organised at the Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki, the event was primarily aimed at university students who are entering working life in the near future.

The programme included keynote talks and programme lines produced by the companies that organised the event.

“Youth employment is a significant social issue that Alma Media wishes to promote. The Future Forerunners event was one way to help young people strengthen the skills they will need in the future and smooth their transition to working life,” says Kirsi Hantula, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Alma Media.

The Future Forerunners event organised in 2018 was the first in a new series of events related to working life. The next Future Forerunners event, focusing on the working life of the future, will take place in February 2020.

Contributor to a sustainable society

Making the future working life smoother

In April 2019, Alma Media joined forces with KPMG and LocalTapiola to organise Future Forerunners, an event focused on the working life of the future.

Organised at the Amos Rex art museum in Helsinki, the event was primarily aimed at university students who are entering working life in the near future.

The programme included keynote talks and programme lines produced by the companies that organised the event.

“Youth employment is a significant social issue that Alma Media wishes to promote. The Future Forerunners event was one way to help young people strengthen the skills they will need in the future and smooth their transition to working life,” says Kirsi Hantula, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Alma Media.

The Future Forerunners event organised in 2018 was the first in a new series of events related to working life. The next Future Forerunners event, focusing on the working life of the future, will take place in February 2020.

An opposing force to fake news and hate speech

Responsible media companies must internalise how they can best support democracy and open dialogue between citizens.

One way to achieve this is to develop the ways editorial teams work and to open up this information to public scrutiny. Alma Media’s editorial teams have set quality goals for the content they publish. The key indicators used in monitoring their achievement include the number of condemnatory decisions by the Council for Mass Media as well as the results of reader surveys.

If the results decline, the editorial teams take action to respond. 

Alma Media’s editorial offices also cooperate with schools in many ways. One of the focuses of this cooperation is media education. We consider it important for schools to produce children who have the capacity to act sensibly both as consumers and producers of content.


 

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Interesting but not irresponsible

Headlines can be bold but they must not upset or insult anyone. Facts must be checked and false rumours exposed, states Iltalehti's Editor-in-Chief Erja Yläjärvi.