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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 — 11,434 followers, 45,417 tweets

The show has a dog. The dog has its own live camera rig. The dog gets more air time than me. I welcome our new canine overlords. @MTVHuSu https://t.co/SO68JnodoR
@andrewselsky Spoiler alert: very white, but not as overwhelmingly white as you might imagine.
@jarvelainensatu Jep! We will be posting them on newsnowfinland.fi as part of our election cooperation with MTV.
@BrandiKHOU @JustinKPRC Oh I just noticed this and LOLd! We are very much doing it live 📺
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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.