First blood flows at Alma Media

26 Jan 2012
By Christo Volschenk On Nov. 1, 2011 Finnish media group Alma Media announced a restructuring, aimed at accelerating digital growth and improving operational efficiency. Today the company announced the merger of its regional and local newspaper units into a single business unit called Alma Regional Media – and named the first casualties. Juha Ruotsalainen, managing dir

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.