Dagen (Swedish newspaper)

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Founder(s)Lewi Pethrus
Founded11 November 1945; 76 years ago (1945-11-11)

Dagen, or since the early 2000s Nya Dagen, is a daily newspaper in Sweden with the expressed purpose of being a Christian voice in the media noise.

History and profile[edit]

The first issue of the newspaper was published on 1 November 1945.[1][2] Lewi Pethrus, the leader of the Pentecostal movement in Sweden was its founder[2] and its chief editor until his death in 1974. During this period the paper was the mouthpiece of the Pentecostal movement in Sweden.[1] This lasted until the 1990s when the paper expanded its profile and changed its management structure due to financial problems.[1]

Nya Dagen[edit]

In the early 2000s the paper was relaunched under the name of Nya Dagen (meaning 'The New Day' in English).[1] The circulation of Nya Dagen was 18,400 copies in 2006.


  1. ^ a b c d Olof Brunninge (2007). "Identity Dynamics in a Christian Newspaper: The Case of Dagen". NordMedia. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.

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