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" (PhD Thesis). Stockholm School of Economics. 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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