Two reporters named to WSJ/Dow Jones Nordic team
John Stoll, the Nordic bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, sent out the following staff announcement on Thursday:
I am pleased to announce the addition of Juhana Rossi and Clemens Bomsdorf to the Nordic squad, representing two strong acquisitions designed to further boost the quality and heft of the stories we deliver as a combined bureau to readers of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
A top-notch and respected journalist, Juhana joins us after serving for many years as a superstar reporter at the Helsingin Sanomat, the largest daily newspaper in Finland. He has also worked as editor at Parnasso, the nation’s largest literary magazine. In addition, Juhana has translated four novels from English into Finnish, including John Fante’s “Ask the Dust.” He spends his spare time reading, shooting pool and – like many great Finns – splitting wood.
Starting January 1, Juhana will be our reporter in Helsinki – home of those beloved Angry Birds – and will keep a close eye on the always-intriguing political narrative unfolding in the only euro zone nation in the Nordics. He’ll also be a key player on the team documenting the saga of decline taking place at Nokia, while also keeping an eye on a variety of sectors underpinning the Finnish economy – including tech, forestry, energy and mining. And of course, we expect plenty of interesting only-in-Finland types of yarns to float from Juhana’s pen.
Clemens, meanwhile, joined us in October as our new Copenhagen correspondent in the Nordic WSJ/DJN bureau. Clemens brings with him eight years of experience in the Nordics and Baltics, during which time he worked as correspondent for FT Deutschland, Die Welt and other publications. He has also written extensively about the European art scene. A native of Germany who spent part of his college years in Sweden, Clemens speaks multiple languages and has a deep understanding of the region we cover.
Clemens will be covering an array of stories that matter to our readers, including some of Denmark’s heaviest corporate hitters – shipping giant Maersk, toy maker Lego, insulin provider Novo Nordisk, the Carlsberg beer company and troubled wind-turbine maker Vestas. Denmark’s cultural scene, political developments, economy and banking sector will also keep Clemens busy. Skiing and reading are two activities that occupy his free time.