Östgöta Correspondenten

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Östgöta Correspondenten
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Norrköpings Tidningar AB
Founder(s) Henrik Bernhard Palmær
Publisher Correspondenten i Linköping AB
Founded 1838; 179 years ago (1838)
Language Swedish
Headquarters Linköping
Circulation 46,900 (2013)
Website Corren

Östgöta Correspondenten (also known as Corren) is a daily Swedish language newspaper in Linköping, Sweden.

History and profile[edit]

Östgöta Correspondenten was first published in Linköping in 1838.[1][2] The founder of the paper was Henrik Bernhard Palmær.[1] Corren was controlled by the Ridderstad family for 168 years, but was sold to Norrköpings Tidningar AB in 2008[3] for SEK 700 million.[4] The publisher of the paper is Correspondenten i Linköping AB.[5]

The paper was published in broadsheet format until 1 February 2005 when it switched to tabloid format.[6][7] The stated position of the editorial page is liberal.[8]


In 1998 the circulation of Östgöta Correspondenten was 67,000 copies.[9] The paper had a circulation of 67,200 copies in 2000[8] and 63,000 copies in 2003[10] and 62,000 copies in 2004.[11] The circulatiom of the paper was 48,900 copies in 2012 and 46,900 copies in 2013.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sweden: historical and statistical handbook". Runeberg. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Mart Ots (2011). "Competition and collaboration between Swedish newspapers – an overview and case study of a restructuring market" (Conference paper). University of Akkureyri. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Based on an article in Swedish
  5. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "11 Swedish dailies become tabloids". Media Culpa. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Newspapers Next Generation" (PDF). Boström Design and Development. 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 628. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Stig Hadenius; Lennart Weibull (1999). "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Tradition and Transition" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Frank Eriksson Barman (2014). "In search of a profitability framework for the local daily newspaper industry. A case study at Göteborgs-Posten" (Report). Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg. Retrieved 6 March 2015. 

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