Laura Saarikoski

editor-in-chief premium content The Helsingin Sanomat

Laura Saarikoski is the editor-in-chief of Premium content at The Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland. Previously, she was the Managing News Editor during Covid and Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Earlier, Saarikoski worked as the US correspondent for Helsingin Sanomat 2014-2018, covering Donald Trump’s rise to the White House. She received The Journalist of the Year Award in Finland for her US reporting in 2017.

Saarikoski holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Tampere, Finland. She has also studied at Oxford University, UK and George Washington University in Washington, DC. At Oxford, she spent a year studying how to lead creative people through digital change.

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