Borås Tidning

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Borås Tidning
Borås Tidning.jpg
The editorial office of the newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Gota Media AB
Founded 1838; 179 years ago (1838)
Language Swedish language
Headquarters Borås
Circulation 41,300 (2013)
ISSN 1103-9132

Borås Tidning is a Swedish language daily newspaper published in Borås, Sweden.

History and profile[edit]

Borås Tidning was established in 1838.[1][2] The paper has its headquarters in Borås.[3] It had two predecessors, Borås Weckoblad (1826–1833) and Borås Nya Tidning (1834–1838). From 1898 to 2003 Borås Tidning was published by a stock corporation, AB Borås Tidning.[3] In 2003 the paper merged with three newspapers, namely Blekinge Läns Tidning, Barometern and Smålandsposten, to create the joint holding company Gota Media.[4] Borås Tidning is owned by Gota Media AB[5] and has Stefan Eklund as chief editor.

Borås Tidning was published in broadsheet format until Spring 2005 when it switched to tabloid format.[6][7] The paper included a weekly Finnish language page from 1967 to 2011 when it discontinued due to losing its functionality as reported by the publisher.[8] It has a politically conservative leaning.[1][3]


In 2003 Borås Tidning had a circulation of 50,100 copies.[9] The circulation of the paper was 45,200 copies in 2010.[2] It was 43,000 copies in 2012 and 41,300 copies in 2013.[10]


  1. ^ a b Christoffer Rydland (2013). "Aspects of Cooperation and Corporate Governance in the Swedish Regional Newspaper Industry" (PDF). Stockholm School of Economics. Archived from the original (PhD Thesis) on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Borås Tidning". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 December 2011.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c Jonas Ohlsson (2012). The Practice of Newspaper Ownership (PDF). Bohus: University of Gothenburg. ISBN 978-91-88212-98-6. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Mart Ots. "Competition and collaboration between Swedish newspapers – an overview and case study of a restructuring market" (Conference Paper). University of Akkureyri. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gota Media AB". G2Mi. 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. ^ Kalevi Lehtonen. "Finnish Language Newspapers - A Minority In Swedish Publishing" (PDF). International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  9. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Frank Eriksson Barman (2014). "In search of a profitability framework for the local daily newspaper industry. A case study at Göteborgs-Posten" (Report). Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 

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