Tanja Aitamurto is a journalist, Ph.D. and visiting researcher at the Stanford Center for Design Research. She is a coach for the 2011 Innovation Journalism Fellowship Program
She is doing research on collective intelligence in journalism, looking into crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and the concepts of open innovation and open science as manifestations of participatory culture.
Tanja has studied at the Innovation Journalism Program at Stanford, and has MA in linguistics, MSc in Social Sciences and Licentiate in Journalism. Tanja advises media companies and non-profit organizations about the changes in the field of communication. As a journalist, she specializes in business and technology. She contributes to the Huffington Post and to the Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Finland, as well as to the Finnish Broadcasting Company. Prior to coming to California, Tanja worked as a foreign affairs reporter and did reporting in countries such as Afghanistan, Angola, and Uganda.