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David Mac Dougall

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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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Biography

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 — 11,252 followers, 44,426 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

@Vuornos I've got the same t-shirt on today as well. Great minds think alike.

Nov 18, 2017

RT @NewsNowFinland: News Now Weekend. Rock & roll professor @TeivoTeivainen talks Trump & Putin; spicing up academia; what Finland can…

Nov 17, 2017

@TobsonHelsinki What a strange outdated stereotype! I chit chat with random Finns all the time. Never any issues, they are happy to engage with foreigners living here!

Nov 17, 2017

@AidanKerrTweets This was very interesting. I hadn't followed this contest in the slightest so it was a top catch-up!

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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.