Expressen

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Expressen
Expressen wordmark.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Bonnier AB
Editor-in-chief Thomas Mattsson
Founded 1944
Political alignment Independent liberal
Headquarters Gjörwellsgatan 30,
Stockholm
Circulation 270,900 (2010)[1]
Website www.expressen.se

Expressen is one of two nationwide evening tabloid newspapers in Sweden, the other being Aftonbladet. Expressen was founded in 1944; its symbol is a wasp and slogans "it stings" or "Expressen to your rescue", always on the reader's side.

Overview[edit]

The first edition of Expressen was released on 16 November 1944. A main feature that day was an interview with the crew members of a British bomber who were successful in sinking the German ship Tirpitz. Its editor in chief is Thomas Mattsson. The paper is owned by the Bonnier Group.[2][3] As of 2005 the paper had a liberal stance.[4]

The 2004 circualtion of the paper was 335,000 copies.[3] It was 339,400 copies in weekdays in 2005.[4]

Through mergers, the Gothenburg edition of Expressen is titled GT (originally Göteborgs-Tidningen) and the Malmö edition is titled Kvällsposten, but the three share half of the content. Expressen (with GT and Kvällsposten) maintains a centre-right political profile, describing its editorial position as "independent liberal", while the competitor Aftonbladet is social-democratic. Ownership of Expressen (and Sweden's largest morning newspaper Dagens Nyheter) is controlled by the Bonnier family, while Aftonbladet is owned jointly by Swedish trade unions and the Norwegian publishing family Schibsted.

Kvällsposten[edit]

Kvällsposten is an edition of Expressen distributed in southern Sweden. Its editorial offices are in Malmö and the editor in chief is Martin Kroon.

GT[edit]

Göteborgs-Tidningen or GT was a tabloid newspaper founded in Göteborg in 1902 and distributed in Western Sweden. GT was owned by Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning, but in 1973 acquired by Göteborgs-Posten. In 1998, Bonnier AB bought the newspaper and since then it has become a local edition of Expressen.

GT '​s headquarters in Göteborg and its editor in chief is Frida Boisen.[5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expressen". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert G. Picard. "Media Ownership and Concentration in the Nordic Nations". Le Centre d'études sur les médias. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The press in Sweden". BBC News. 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Swedish mass media". Swedish Institute. 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Så kontaktar du GT". Göteborgs-Tidningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Senaste nytt". Göteborgs-Tidningen (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 October 2009. 

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