Kansan Uutiset reports the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
|Owner(s)||Yrjö Sirola Foundation, trade unions|
|Publisher||Kansan Uutiset Oy|
|Headquarters||Vilhonvuorenkatu 11 C 7
Kansan Uutiset was founded in 1957 as the joint organ of Communist Party of Finland (SKP) and Finnish People's Democratic League (SKDL), both of which, until then, had had their own papers, Työkansan Sanomat (SKP) and Vapaa Sana (SKDL). Kansan Uutiset served the parties until their dissolution in 1990. The paper had close ties to the new Left Alliance, which was founded in 1990, but it did not declare itself the organ until 2000. In the 1990s Kansan Uutiset called itself an "independent left paper".
Until 1990 Kansan Uutiset was owned by the organisations publishing it. SKP and SKDL also directed the paper through its council and board. New arrangements were made after the parties were gone. A joint stock company was founded, and the new owners were, for example, left-wing trade unions, banks and foundations. The Left Alliance did not directly own any stocks. Nowadays, Yrjö Sirola Foundation has majority of the stocks.
KU was published four days a week until September 2009, after which it became a weekly. The KU website, however, is updated every day.
- Jarno Pennanen (1957)
- Jorma Simpura (1957–1974)
- Erkki Kauppila (1974–1988)
- Yrjö Rautio (1988–2004)
- Janne Mäkinen (2004–2008)
- Jouko Joentausta (2008–)
- In finnish
- Yrjö Rautio: Sitoutumattomaksi ja jälleen puoluelehdeksi. in Veli-Pekka Leppänen (ed.): Etusivu uusiks! Kansan Uutisten viisi vuosikymmentä (Kansan Uutiset 2007), p. 224–227.
- Juha-Pekka Tikka: Martti Korhonen "haiskahtaa esteelliseltä" saamalleen vaalirahoitukselle (Ilta-Sanomat 15.7.2008)