Case: Kautonen, Helsingin Sanomat Online

Winner, Best Feature Story, 2000 European Journalism Awards. One league hockey game, one televised fight on the ice, and overnight HIFK defenseman Veli-Pekka Kautonen became the nation’s designated bad bad boy. After the incident the subject of violence in ice hockey surfaced at coffee tables and in workplaces around Finland, and the topic was even raised in Parliament. Helsingin Sanomat Online Edition asked Kautonen himself for the thoughts of a 30-year-old hockey professional, husband, and father. Case: Kautonen tells Veli-Pekka Kautonen’s story, on the ice and off it, using images, music and sound effects using Flash. Also worth checking out are the two other award entries from this publication listed on this page.

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