Etelä-Suomen Sanomat

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Etelä-Suomen Sanomat
Etelä-Suomen Sanomat Front Page.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Mediatalo ESA
Editor Heikki Hakala
Founded 1914; 101 years ago (1914)
Language Finnish
Headquarters Lahti, Finland
Circulation 51,537 (2013)
ISSN 0359-5056
Website www.ess.fi

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat (meaning South Finland News in English; nickname Etlari) is a Finnish daily newspaper published in Lahti, Finland. It is the leading paper in its metropolitan area.[1][2]

History and profile[edit]

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat began publishing in 1914.[3][4] The paper originated from the prior Lahden Lehti (1900–1909) and Lahden Sanomat (1909–1914) newspapers.[3][5] The paper has a liberal editorial stance.[4]

Heikki Hakala has served as editor-in-chief since 1996.[6]

Circulation[edit]

The circulation of Etelä-Suomen Sanomat began to grow during the 1940s.[4] Its circulation was 67,185 copies in 2001.[7] The 2004 circulation of the paper was 62,155 copies.[8] The same year the paper had a readership of 145,000.[8] The paper had a circulation of 60,889 copies.[9] In 2007 the circulation of the paper was 61,003 copies.[10]

In 2009 its circulation was 60,420 copies.[11] Its circulation was 56,616 copies in 2011.[12] The circulation of the paper was 51,537 copies in 2013.[13]

Chief editors[edit]

  • Oskar Marjanen 1914
  • Kaarlo Kytömaa 1914–1915
  • Jaakko Tervo 1915–1920
  • Jalmari Niemi 1920–1927
  • William Ilmoni 1927–1932
  • Frans Keränen 1932–1962
  • Tauno Lahtinen 1962–1983
  • Olli Järvinen 1962–1973
  • Eeva Rissanen 1972–1986
  • Kauko Mäenpää 1984–1999
  • Pentti Vuorio 1986–1995
  • Heikki Hakala 1997–

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etelä-Suomen Sanomat mukaan lehtikoalitioon, Keskisuomalainen (in Finnish), 24 April 2009
  2. ^ Europa World Year Book 1 p. 1652 (Europa Publications Ltd 2004) (ISBN 978-1857432541) (listing paper as principal paper in Lahti)
  3. ^ a b Päijäthämäläisen sanomalehden 110 vuotta, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat (in Finnish), 16 April 2010 (a history of the paper and its predecessors)
  4. ^ a b c Inka Salovaara-Moring (2004). Media Geographies (PDF). Helsinki: Viestinnän julkaisuja. ISBN 952-10-1619-1. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Tästä on hyvä jatkaa, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat (in Finnish), 16 April 2010 (commentary from the paper's editor, Heikki Hakala)
  6. ^ A new perspective for improving Finnish health care - Speakers, Sitra.fi, Retrieved 3 August 2010 (includes brief biographical paragraph on Hakala)
  7. ^ "Finland Press and Media". Press Reference. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Olli Nurmi (11 October 2004). "Colour quality control – The Finnish example" (PDF). VTT. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Circulation Statistics 2009, Levikintarkastus Oy - Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations, Retrieved 3 August 2010
  12. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2011" (PDF). Levikintarkastus Oy - Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2013" (PDF). Levikintarkastus Oy - Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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