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HELSINKI May 27 Finnish media group Sanoma
said the editor-in-chief of Helsingin Sanomat, the
country's biggest newspaper, was leaving after falling out with
the board, the latest management change at the loss-making
Mikael Pentikainen, editor-in-chief since 2010, is leaving
due to lack of confidence between him and Sanoma's board, chief
executive Harri-Pekka Kaukonen said in the newspaper's online
version on Monday.
Kaukonen added the newspaper would require a "faster pace
and new kind of thinking" in the future, without elaborating.
Sanoma swung to an underlying operating loss in the first
quarter on the back of falling advertising sales and troubles at
its recently-acquired TV business in the Netherlands.
Two weeks ago the company said it would replace senior
executives at its Dutch business and Finnish magazine unit,
following the earlier departure of its Dutch TV boss.
(Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Mark Potter)