Antti Pikkanen
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Antti Pikkanen

A two-year stint as the editor-in-chief of the Ylioppilas student newspaper was the perfect deal for Antti Pikkanen. He gets enthusiastic about things easily and wants to leave before he gets bored. Pikkanen is not interested in permanent employment – he enjoys fixed-term and temporary jobs. He studies Finnish literature, but has also included gender studies and management studies in his degree. As an editor he is fascinated by writing and brainstorming. He can see himself using these skills in the future, such as in marketing work. San Francisco also shines in his dreams.

Antti Pikkanen

Antti Lauri Jalmari Pikkanen
Born July 25, 1991 in Ypäjä

Faculty of Arts student in Finnish Literature, University of Helsinki, 2010-

Editor-in-chief, Ylioppilaslehti student newspaper 2014-
Journalist, City paper 2011–2012 and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper’s weekly insert Nyt 2013–2014

Photo: Jussi Särkilahti
Written by Suvi Uotinen
Translated by Joe McVeigh

Antti Pikkanen got interested in journalism at the young age of fifteen, when he had a working life programme at the Helsingin Sanomat’s weekly insert magazine NYT. He got the job himself by sending the magazine’s director an email.

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