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Helsinki, Finland
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  Immigration, Nato, Nordic Region, Iceland, Media, Politics, Europe, Arctic Science, Indigenous Peoples, Business more ...

Scottish journalist, broadcaster and storyteller with a Nordic niche

David Mac Dougall's Biography

I'm a Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster covering diverse stories that grab my attention across the Nordic region: politics, international relations, sport, lifestyle, crime, arts, environment, minorities, education and more.

I used to be a conflict zone journalist, now I'm a comfort zone journalist. I was based in Iraq for almost 6 years as a Fox News correspondent; and then spent two years in Islamabad with The Associated Press heading ... Read Full Bio →

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Embrace social media, but don't ignore good old fashioned shoe leather, hand shaking & coffees to cultivate face-to-face contacts & sources.
Aug 20, 2014

@antti_lammi The trick with Twitter is to get involved with conversations. Follow people. Engage with stuff that interests you.

Aug 20, 2014

@antti_lammi Welcome to the conversation in that case. My Twitter account is TOTALLY different to my FB account as you'll see :-)

Aug 19, 2014

@Scotsfox @dhothersall (2/2) since any incoming indy govt would have debt burden and trident to negotiate with ;-)

Aug 19, 2014

@Scotsfox Oh, I suspect that @dhothersall knows full well in the event of a yes vote, Scotland will get whatever pound it wants... (1/2)

Aug 19, 2014

@Scotsfox @dhothersall (I will say that the story as it stands doesn't not meet basic journalism standards of reporting. No names or quotes)

Aug 19, 2014

@Scotsfox Look. Your lot and @dhothersall's lot are not going to agree on anything pre-vote. After the vote it's back to negotiating square1

Aug 19, 2014

@Scotsfox Oh, I thought @dhothersall was quite funny with that one. Made me chuckle a bit :-) Why so serious?

Aug 19, 2014

Don't forget - if you're following all the latest #Iceland volcano news, try using #ashtag. No, seriously, #ashtag. Those witty Icelanders!

Aug 19, 2014

RT @espoorugby: Managed to fit in some training between the rain storms tonight (and got the new guy muddy as well!) #suomirugby pic.twitter.com/GWYtAyHhFp

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