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The Media Recession Hits Finland

sanoma10.31.08.pngSanoma Corp., the fifth biggest magazine publisher in Europe and the biggest media company in the Nordic region, reported profit that were slightly down from last year’s third quarter. The company made 61.1 million euros versus 61.5 million euros last year. While revenue increased, from 719 million euros to 779 million euros, higher corporate taxes lowered profits.

Like American publishers, Sanoma is feeling the advertising slowdown. “The advertising markets in our key operating countries have reacted to the general economic uncertainty and consumer confidence has begun to decline in many areas,” the company said in a statement. “Our outlook for the remaining part of the 2008 has become somewhat weaker.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.