Author: Olavi Koistinen
2012 WPI FellowBusiness Staff Writer, Helsingin Sanomat
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
Posts by Olavi Koistinen:
Voices (and rectangles)
by Olavi Koistinen | Oct 12, 2012 | UncategorizedThis post is about memories. This is a final day of the fellowship, and I have to write this.Week ago we arrived to Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, where our travels ended. Nothing more to do, no further west to go. It was sunny and windy and I was finally...
Newspapers of the USA. #1: Old Gray Lady
by Olavi Koistinen | Oct 9, 2012 | UncategorizedShe is smart, but she also needs the looks. Right?We have traveled around the USA for eight weeks and visited almost a dozen newspaper newsrooms, among other things. I’m going to write a couple of posts about U.S. newspapers, based on my observations. First two...
Boring situation in Finland
by Olavi Koistinen | Sep 27, 2012 | Uncategorized“I’m so sick of these questions. I live in Kabul and I’m not in danger all the time. People don’t get that we are civilized and smart people. All the time they are just like, hey, wha’s the security situation in Afghanistan.” ...
Middle name of John R. Crowe
by Olavi Koistinen | Sep 19, 2012 | UncategorizedThe 9/11 memorial in New York disarmed me at first sight. It was such a simple place. A large square embedded to the ground, names of all the 9/11 victims written to the black marble. Water was flowing down the walls of the square, making a serene sound, shining in...
Recent blog posts
- Freedom of expression at a crossroads: Section 230 and the spread of disinformation in America
- Trust in local news stays high, but self-censorship is part of the equation
- Minnesota: Big on voting turnout and on paper ballots
- Coping with PTSD as a journalist in an unrelenting news cycle
- Abortion debate in the eyes of an abortion clinic escort in Minnesota
We asked different groups in Minneapolis what changed in their town after George Floyd's murder?
Not much, was their reply.
In @finnowl's first #WPIFellowship blog post, he wonders if the defamation case against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems will drag down other media, too. Minnesota academics and journalists weigh in:
Check out my latest @GlobalMinnesota podcast episode w/ @Fawzeyah & @SaqibTanveer of this year's @worldpressinst International Fellows! Hear about the challenges of conducting journalism and speaking truth to power in Nigeria and Pakistan.