Janne Virkkunen

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(Journalist, editor)
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Born8 December 1948
Alma materSanoma's School of Journalism
Participated in Bilderberg 1998 and 2001 as editor-in-chief of Finnish newspaper of record Helsingin Sanomat

Janne Virkkunen 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]

Virkkunen enrolled as a student in 1967 and graduated from Sanoma Oy's internal School of Journalism in 1972. He began his career as a journalist in the domestic department of Helsingin Sanomat in 1972 and became a political editor in 1973, and news editor 1989–1990.

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]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/199814 May 199817 May 1998Scotland
The 46th Bilderberg meeting, held in Scotland, chaired by Peter Carrington
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
The 49th Bilderberg, in Sweden. Reported on the WWW.