Janne Virkkunen

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Janne Virkkunen (born 8 December 1948 in Helsinki) is a Finnish journalist. He was the editor-in-chief of the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper from 1991 until his retirement in 2010.[1] Virkkunen was the chairman of the International Press Institute from 2008 to 2010.[2]

In the early 1980s, Virkkunen co-authored the book Tamminiemen pesänjakajat, a controversial account of political power struggle in Finland towards the end of Urho Kekkonen's presidency.[3]

Virkkunen is the greatgrandson of composer Jean Sibelius[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Finnish) Mikael Pentikäinen Helsingin Sanomien kustantajaksi ja vastaavaksi päätoimittajaksi Press release. 2010-02-11. Sanoma Oyj. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  2. ^ IPI Executive Board International Press Institute. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  3. ^ (in Finnish) Veera Luoma-aho: Lajinsa viimeinen 2008-12-12. Ylioppilaslehti. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  4. ^ http://www.iltalehti.fi/perhe/200802117170337_pr.shtml Retrieved 30.5.2008