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Keskisuomalainen Front Page.jpg
The 11 December 2008 front page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Publisher Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Editor Pekka Mervola
Founded 1871; 144 years ago (1871)
Political alignment Centrist
Language Finnish
Headquarters Jyväskylä, Finland
ISSN 0356-1402

Keskisuomalainen is a daily Finnish newspaper published in Jyväskylä, serving central Finland (Keski-Suomi means Central Finland).

History and profile[edit]

Keskisuomalainen was first published on 7 January 1871 with the title Keski-Suomi, and is the oldest Finnish-language newspaper.[1][2] The current name was adopted in 1918.[1] The paper has its headquarters in Jyväskylä.[3] The paper's parent company, Keskisuomalainen Oyj,[2] has a virtual monopoly in newspaper publishing in central Finland.[4] The company is also the publisher of Keskisuomalainen.[5]

Keskisuomalainen is published in broadsheet format.[5] The paper was the organ of the Centre Party until 1986 when it declared itself as "a newspaper in the centre".[3]

The circulation of Keskisuomalainen was 77,135 copies in 2001.[6][7] In 2003 the paper had a circulation of 76,000 copies.[5] The 2004 circulation of the paper was 76,816 copies and it was the fifth best-selling paper in the country.[8] The same year the paper had a readership of 188,000.[8]

In January 2007 its daily circulation was 76,000 copies, making it the fifth highest circulation of daily Finnish papers, while the average amount of readers climbs up to 130,000.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hokkanen, Kari. Keskisuomalaisessakin on taisteltu vallasta ja linjasta, Ilkka (in Finnish), 2 December 2007
  2. ^ a b "Karjalainen, Keskisuomalainen, Savon Sanomat and Etelä-Suomen Sanomat choose Neo by Anygraaf". Anygraaf Oy. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Raimo Salokangas. "From Political to National, Regional and Local" (Book chapter). Cirebon. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Salminen, Airi and Hakaniemi, Kirsi. Facing the challenges of multi-channel publishing in a newspaper company, Journal of Cases on Information Technology (January 2007)
  5. ^ a b c "World Press Trends". World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Finland Press and Media". Press Reference. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Olli Nurmi (11 October 2004). "Colour quality control – The Finnish example". VTT. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 

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