Heikkilä hired by Politico to cover European tech
Melissa Heikkilä, an assistant news editor at The Economist, has been hired by Politico Europe to cover technology.
She will start in August.
Heikkilä has been at The Economist since October 2017, writing for the Europe, Finance and International sections.
Her stories on Finnish happiness and Swedish gangs were among the most-read stories of 2018. An explainer on the sterilization of transgender people in Europe was featured in the book “Seriously Curious: 109 facts and figures to turn your world upside down.”
She also worked at Helsingen Sanomat, the largest Nordic daily newspaper, for two years.