Aamulehti

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Aamulehti
Aamulehti wordmark.svg
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Front page of first edition (3 December 1881)
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Alma Media
Founder(s) F. V. Jalander
Editor Matti Apunen
Founded 1881; 136 years ago (1881)
Political alignment Neutral
Language Finnish
Headquarters Tampere
Circulation 114,231 (2013)
Website www.aamulehti.fi

Aamulehti (Finnish for "morning newspaper") is a Finnish language daily newspaper published in Tampere, Finland.

History and profile[edit]

Aamulehti was founded in 1881[1][2] to “improve the position of the Finnish people and the Finnish language” during Russia’s rule over Finland.[3] The founders were nationalistic Finns in Tampere.[1][4]

In the 1980s, Aamulehti Corporation acquired the paper Uusi Suomi, which they shut down in 1991.[1] Aamulehti was published in broadsheet format[5] until April 2014 when the paper switched to tabloid format.[2][6] Matti Apunen was the editor-in-chief of the paper until 2010.[7] The paper is based in Tampere and serves the Pirkanmaa region.[8]

Until 1992 the paper aligned itself with the National Coalition Party,[9][10] but it no longer has an official connection to any political party.

Aamulehti Corporation was the owner of Aamulehti[11] until 2003 when the paper was acquired by Alma Media, a large media corporation in Finland, for a reported 460 million euros.[12] The sister papers of the daily are Iltalehti and Kauppalehti.[1][13]

Since 2006 Aamulehti has published four weekly supplements — Moro (meaning “Hi,” in the dialect of the Tampere region, and devoted to the culture of Tampere), on Thursdays; the entertainment-centred Valo (“Light”), published on Fridays; Asiat (“Matters”), on Sundays; and Ihmiset (“People”), also on Sundays. The paper covers journalism innovation at least once a month.[14]

Circulation[edit]

Peaking in 2008, Aamulehti grew steadily, regularly reporting the third-highest newspaper circulation numbers in Finland.[15] The circulation was 135,194 copies in 1993,[9] reaching 135,478 copies in 2001.[16][17] By 2004 the paper had an average daily circulation of 136,028 copies[18] per day and 140,802 copies on Sundays, with an estimated readership of 329,000.[18] Aamulehti’s circulation was 136,743 copies in 2005;[5][19] 138,258 copies (2006);[20] 139,165 copies (2007)[5][21] — reaching a high-water mark of 139,130 copies in 2008, then declining to 135,293 copies in 2009;[22] 131,539 copies (2010); 130,081 copies (2011);[22] and 114,231 copies in 2013.[23]

By 2014 Aamulehti had Finland’s second-largest circulation and had the fifth-largest estimated readership.[24] In 2010, with 262,947 weekly visitors, the online version of Aamulehti was the twenty-third most visited website in Finland.[25]

Editors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Antti Ainamo (May 2006). "Between West and East: A Social History of Business Journalism in Cold War Finland" (PDF). Human Relations. 59 (5): 611–636. doi:10.1177/0018726706066550. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "History". Alma Media. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Willing's Press Guide. T. Skinner Directories. 2002. p. 283. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Georgios Terzis, ed. (2007). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Intellect Books. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Kaarina Nikunen (2013). "Losing my profession: Age, experience and expertise in the changing newsrooms" (PDF). Journalism. Sage Publications. 15: 868–888. doi:10.1177/1464884913508610. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "From Broadsheet to Tabloid" (PDF). University of Tampere. January 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Heikki Hellman (2011). "From aesthetes to reporters: The paradigm shift in arts journalism in Finland" (PDF). Journalism. 13 (6): 783–801. doi:10.1177/1464884911431382. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Laura Ruusunoksa (3 May 2006). "Public Journalism and Public Sphere(s)" (Conference paper). University of Tampere. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Bernard A. Cook (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-8153-4057-7. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Raimo Salokangas. "From Political to National, Regional and Local" (Book chapter). Cirebon. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Recent Mergers And Acquisitions In Finland - Aamulehti And MTV Merge To Form Media Giant". Mondaq. 8 May 1997. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Wurff, R. van der; Lauf, Edmund (2005). Print And Online Newspapers in Europe: A Comparative Analysis in 16 Countries. Het Spinhuis. p. 124. ISBN 978-90-5589-238-9. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Katja Lehtisaari et. al. (2012). "Media Convergence and Business Models: Responses of Finnish Daily Newspapers" (Research Report). University of Helsinki. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Antti Ainamo (29 May 2006). "Innovation Journalism for Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Commercialization". Innovation Journalism. 3 (4). CiteSeerX 10.1.1.124.6596Freely accessible. 
  15. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  16. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  18. ^ a b Olli Nurmi (11 October 2004). "Colour quality control – The Finnish example" (PDF). VTT. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  19. ^ Sampsa Saikkonen; Paula Häkämies (5 January 2014). "Mapping Digital Media:Finland" (Report). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2013" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  24. ^ Sanna Koskinen et. al (2014). "Media portrayal of older people as illustrated in Finnish newspapers". International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 9. doi:10.3402/qhw.v9.25304. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  25. ^ Kari Karppinen; Hannu Nieminen; Anna-Laura Markkanen (2014). "High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market" (PDF). Blogipalvelut. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 

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