Ilta-Sanomat

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Ilta-Sanomat wordmark.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Sanoma
Founded 1932; 83 years ago (1932)
Political alignment Neutral
Headquarters Helsinki
Circulation 143,321 (2011)
Sister newspapers Helsingin Sanomat
Website www.iltasanomat.fi

Ilta-Sanomat (Finnish for the evening news) is one of Finland's two prominent tabloid size evening newspaper and the second largest paper in the country. Its counterpart and biggest rival is Iltalehti.

History and profile[edit]

The paper was established in 1932 as afternoon edition of Helsingin Sanomat.[1][2][3] In 1949 it became a separate newspaper and was named Ilta Sanomat.[3]

Its sister paper is Helsingin Sanomat and both papers are part of Sanoma.[1] Ilta Sanomat is published in tabloid format six times per week.[4][5] The paper has an independent political stance.[6]

Circulation[edit]

The circulation of Ilta Sanomat was 212,854 copies in 1993, making it the second largest newspaper in Finland after its sister paper Helsingin Sanomat.[7] In the period of 1995-1996 the paper had a circulation of 213,600 copies.[8]

Ilta Sanomat had a circulation of 215,000 copies in 2000.[9] Its circulation was 218,829 copies in 2001, making it the second most read paper in the country.[4][10] In 2002 it had a circulation of 214,610 copies on weekdays and 243,443 copies in weekends.[2] It was again the second best selling newspaper with a circulation of 205,000 copies in 2003.[11] Next year the circulation of the paper was 201,000 copies.[12]

The paper had a circulation of 195,673 copies in 2005,[10] and of 186,462 copies in 2006.[13] Its circulation was 176,531 copies in 2007.[14] The circulation of Ilta Sanomat was 161,615 copies in 2008 and 152,948 copies in 2009.[10][15] It was 150,351 copies in 2010[15] and 143,321 copies in 2011.[5]

In 2010 the online version of Ilta Sanomat was the second most visited website in Finland in 2010 and was visited by 1,823,956 people per week.[16]

Editors-in-chief[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Georgios Terzis, ed. (2007). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Intellect Books. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1613. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "SanomaWSOY Corporation - Company Profile". Reference for Business. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Circulation Statistics 2011" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Finland Press". Press Reference. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Bernard A. Cook (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-8153-4057-7. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 dailies 2000". campaign. 16 November 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c Kaarina Nikunen (2013). "Losing my profession: Age, experience and expertise in the changing newsrooms" (PDF). Journalism (Sage Publications). Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  16. ^ Kari Karppinen; Hannu Nieminen; Anna-Laura Markkanen (2014). "High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market" (PDF). Blogipalvelut. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Reijo Ruokanen appointed editor-in-chief". DGAP. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2014.