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David Mac Dougall

Helsinki, Finland
Editor, News Now Finland
Covers:  finland, nordic, baltic, politics immigration, nato, arctic, environment, arts, culture, education, defence, lifestyle, sweden, norway, iceland, denmark, estonia, tourism, scandinavia, music, faroes
Doesn't Cover: economy, finance, business, startups, entrepreneurs

Scottish journalist in Finland. Editor @newsnowfinland. Sometimes: @HSFI, @BBCRadioScot, @STVNews, @POLITICOEurope. Before: @AP, @FoxNews, @ForeignOffice

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I'm a Helsinki-based journalist and broadcaster covering diverse stories that grab my attention across the Nordic & Baltic region, with a broad interest in politics, environment, lifestyle, crime, arts, minorities, immigration, tourism and education.

I used to be a conflict zone journalist, n...

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@davidmacdougall — 11,110 followers, 43,906 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

@hollyamos22 I am a massive DS9 fan. And I heart VOY. So I feel like I'm being unfaithful when I say I really really liked Broken Bow ENT 2-parter.

Sep 22, 2017

RT @NewsNowFinland: Police car and ambulance outside parliament in #Helsinki where security sources confirm to @STTuutiset 2 foreigners…

Sep 22, 2017

RT @NewsNowFinland: BREAKING: @STTuutiset reports that two foreigners have been stabbed outside parliament in Helsinki. #finland https://t.co/QE3WltSrsQ

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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.