Dagens Nyheter

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Dagens Nyheter
Dagens Nyheter.svg
Dagens Nyheter front page, 10 June 2011
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Bonnier AB
Founder(s) Rudolf Wall
Editor-in-chief Peter Wolodarski
Staff writers 580
Founded December 1864
Political alignment Independent liberal
Language Swedish
Headquarters Gjörwellsgatan 30,
Circulation 282,800 (2013)
ISSN 1101-2447
Website www.dn.se

Dagens Nyheter (About this sound listen ; DN; Swedish: lit. "today's news") is a daily newspaper in Sweden. It is published in Stockholm and aspires to full national and international coverage.

History and profile[edit]

DN was founded by Rudolf Wall in December 1864.[1][2] The first issue was published on 23 December 1864. In 1880 the paper had a circulation of 15,000 copies.[2]

DN is owned by Bonnier.[3] The format was completely changed from the classic broadsheet[4] to compact format on 5 October 2004.[5]

DN is operated from the so-called "DN-skrapan" (the DN skyscraper) in Sweden. This was completed in 1964 and was designed by the architect Paul Hedqvist. It is 84 metres (276 feet) tall and has 27 floors, none of which are underground.

In 1996, the entire enterprise moved to its current location on Gjörwellsgatan, which is adjacent to the old DN Tower.[6] The newspaper Expressen is also located in this building. Both papers are owned by Bonnier Group.[7]

in the 1960s the circulation of the paper was much higher than that of other Swedish dailies.[1] The paper has the largest circulation among the Swedish morning newspapers followed by Göteborgs-Posten and Svenska Dagbladet, and is the only morning newspaper that is distributed to subscribers across the whole country. The 2004 circulation of the paper was 363,000 copies.[5] The circulation of the paper was 363,100 copies in weekdays in 2005.[3] It was 292,300 copies in 2010.[8] In 2013, the print edition of DN had a circulation of 282,800, reaching 758,000 people every day.[9] The web edition, DN.se, had on average roughly 1.5 million unique visitors per week during 2013.

Opinion leaders often choose DN as the venue for publishing major opinion editorials. The stated position of the editorial page is "independently liberal".[3]

In 2014 Dagens Nyheter was chosen as Scandinavia’s best-designed newspaper in the Best of Scandinavian News Design competition.[10]

Dagens Nyheter on 17 April 1912: "The great catastrophe of the Ocean: The Titanic sunk".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dagens Nyheter". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Oskar Bandle; Kurt Braunmuller; Ernst-Hakon Jahr; Allan Karker, Hans-Peter Naumann, Ulf Teleman (2005). The Nordic Languages 2: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages. Walter de Gruyter. p. 1487. ISBN 978-3-11-017149-5. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Swedish mass media". Swedish Institute. 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Svennik H⊘yer (2003). "Newspapers without journalists". Journalism Studies 4 (4): 451–463. doi:10.1080/1461670032000136550. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "The press in Sweden". BBC News. 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Historia [1].
  7. ^ Robert G. Picard. "Media Ownership and Concentration in the Nordic Nations". Le Centre d'études sur les médias. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dagens Nyheter". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Kort fakta [2]
  10. ^ "Dagens Nyheter tops Scandinavian design". SNDS. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 

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