Grants and Awards

My work has been recognized by several awards and funded by several institutions. I am very grateful for the support, which has made my work possible.



  • Finnish Academy of Sciences

  • Helsingin Sanomat Foundation

  • Kone Foundation

  • The Federation of the Finnish Media Industry

  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

  • Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Stanford

  • MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale

  • SEED Design Lab, Graduate School of Business, Stanford

  • Foundation for Municipal Development, Finland

  • Foundation for Economic Education, Finland

  • Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finland

  • C.V. Åkerlund Foundation, Finland

  • Finnish Association of Journalists


  • Proclamation from the City of Vallejo for work on the Participatory Budgeting Process in Vallejo, California. 2014.

  • Honorary Mention in the Competition for the Best Newspaper Story of the Year for a co-authored article covering Finland’s relationship with NATO. 2007.

  • Honorary Mention for Excellence in Advanced Pedagogical Studies, School of Education, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. 2004.