The first, 1 January 1857, front page of Perno Postimees.
|Owner||Schibsted and some shareholders|
|Founded||1 January 1857
as a daily newspaper: 1891
As of the beginning of 2009, Postimees was Estonia's largest circulated newspaper, with over 242,000 readers and a daily circulation of 61,000 to 72000.
As of June 2009, after Vesti Dnja and Molodjozh Estonii had folded due to the economic slowdown, the Russian language version of Postimees is the only remaining national daily newspaper published in Russian in Estonia. It has a circulation of around 10,000.
In 1995, Postimees launched its own website, which was then just an online version of the print edition. In 2000, the website was given a revamp, and it began publishing online news on a daily basis. It is now an important news portal.
Postimees Online is a 100% daughter company for Postimees, establisehed in May 2006. Postimees Online manages several wellknown online Estonian news brands: Elu24.ee, Ilmajaam.ee, Tarbija24.ee and Postimees Online as well as the Rus.postimees.ee. As of February Postimees Online has 58 employees. The CEO of Postimees Online is Aivar Reinap.
Postimees participates in Atomium Culture, the Permanent Platform for European Excellence that brings together some of the most authoritative European universities, newspapers and businesses to increase the movement of knowledge: across borders, across sectors and to the public at large.
- A Bertricau, Antoine Chalvin L'Estonie: identité et indépendance -- 2001 - Page 349 "1857 Johann Voldemar Jannsen fonde le Perno Postimees (devenu Eesti Postimees en 1864, puis Postimees en 1891)."