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Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten
Sydsvenskanhuset 2005-edited.jpg
The former main headquarters in Malmö.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Bonnier Group
Editor-in-chief Lars Dahmén
Language Swedish
Headquarters Malmö, Sweden
Circulation 104,500 (2012)
ISSN 1652-814X

Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten, usually known simply as Sydsvenskan, is a daily newspaper in Scania in Sweden.

History and profile[edit]

Sydsvenskan was founded in 1848. It is headquartered in Malmö[1] and mostly distributed in southern Scania. Its coverage is characterized by local news from southwest Scania in addition to a full coverage of national, EU, and international news. The paper is owned by the Bonnier Group[2] which bought it in 1994.[1]

Until 1966, Sydsvenskan had close ties to the Rightist Party (now Moderate Party).[3][4] In the Swedish debate about the country's role in the EU and in relation to the Eurozone, the paper has emphasized the importance of a closer political, economical, and cultural affiliation to Europe.[3] Its stated editorial position is "independent liberal".[2]

The newspaper changed its format from broadsheet to compact format on 5 October 2004.[5]

Sydsvenskan introduced a soft paywall in February 2013. Those who did not have a paper subscription could view a maximum of 20 free articles per month.[6] A year after, this was changed to 5 articles per week.[7] Subscription models are available from 28 Swedish kronor (around US$4.40), with the cheapest one giving full access to the website.[6] A year after the introduction of the paywall, 60,000 subscribers had created accounts on the website and 4,000 had purchased a digital subscription.[7]

In 1998 the circulation of Sydsvenskan was 125,000 copies on weekdays and 146,000 copies on Sundays.[1] The paper had a circulation of 129,300 copies on weekdays in 2005.[2] It was 104,500 copies in 2012.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Stig Hadenius; Lennart Weibull (1999). "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Tradition and Transition". Nordicom Review 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Swedish mass media". Swedish Institute. 2006. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Torbjörn Vallinder. "Sydsvenska Dagbladet Snällposten". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 10 April 2013.  (Swedish)
  4. ^ Eurotopics Media Index
  5. ^ "The press in Sweden". BBC News. 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Så lanseras Sydsvenskans betalvägg". Dagens Media (in Swedish). 4 February 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Sydsvenskan skruvar åt sin betallösning". Journalisten (in Swedish). 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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