Dagens Nyheter front page, 10 June 2011
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Dagens Nyheter (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈdɑːɡɛns ²nyːˌheːtɛr] ( listen), lit. "the day's news"), abbreviated DN, is a daily newspaper in Sweden. It is published in Stockholm and aspires to full national and international coverage.
History and profile
Dagens Nyheter was founded by Rudolf Wall in December 1864. The first issue was published on 23 December 1864. During its initial period the paper was published in the morning. In 1874 the paper became a joint stock company. Its circulation in 1880 was 15,000 copies. In the 1890s, Wall left Dagens Nyheter and soon after, the paper became the organ of the Liberal Party. From 1946 to 1959 Herbert Tingsten was the executive editor.
The newspaper is owned by the Bonnier Group. Dagens Nyheter operates from the so-called "DN-skrapan" (the DN skyscraper or Dagens Nyheter Tower) in Stockholm. This was completed in 1964 and was designed by the architect Paul Hedqvist. It is 84 metres (276 feet) tall and has 27 floors, none of which are underground. In 1996, the entire enterprise moved to its current location on Gjörwellsgatan, which is adjacent to the old tower. The newspaper Expressen, also owned by the Bonnier Group, is located in this building as well.
Opinion leaders often choose Dagens Nyheter as the venue for publishing major opinion editorials. The stated position of the editorial page is "independently liberal". However, it left its formal alliance with the liberal establishment in the country in 1972.
In the 1960s the circulation of Dagens Nyheter was much higher than that of other Swedish dailies. The paper has the largest circulation among the Swedish morning newspapers followed by Göteborgs-Posten and Svenska Dagbladet, and is the only morning newspaper that is distributed to subscribers across the whole country. In 2001 its circulation was 361,000 copies. The 2004 circulation of the paper was 363,000 copies. The circulation of the paper was 363,100 copies in weekdays in 2005 and had dropped to 292,300 copies in 2010. In 2013, the print edition of Dagens Nyheter had a circulation of 282,800 copies, reaching an approximate 758,000 persons every day. The web edition, dn.se, had on average roughly 1.5 million unique visitors per week during 2013.
Criticism and controversies
DN has been criticized on several occasions for not reporting news regarding immigration to Sweden accurately. In June 2013, DN reported that OECD's report International Migration Outlook 2013 showed that immigrants to Sweden as whole paid more to the state and municipality than they received. However figure was based on a calculation that excludes 40% of the public sector and does not include initial reception costs. In another model the result is the opposite and OECD explicitly writes that the report should "only supplement in-depth country studies", both of which DN fails to mention and thereby misleads the reader according to the Swedish economist Tino Sanandaji. In August 2013 DN cites a study from Örebro University that according to DN claims that immigrants are not more dependent on welfare payments compared to other Swedes. According to one of the authors however, the study acknowledge that immigrants are far more dependent on welfare payments, but immigrants are not more likely than Swedes to receive payments given that they received payments last year. In May 2014, DN cites a report made by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Swedish municipality Sandvik claiming the immigration is a net benefit for the municipality of 500 million SEK. The report was however heavily criticized by Sanandaji as it excluded 70% of the costs paid by the county and state. As of 2017 Sandviken was projected to have the second largest deficit of all municipalities. In an op-ed published in June 2014 Golnaz Hashemzadeh urges the readers to engage in debate with the "xenophobic" supporters of Sweden Democrats. According to Hashemzadeh, who is of Iranian origin, she was abruptly engaged in a conversation with an openly racist firefighter from Boden who boasted about bullying an Arab immigrant into quitting his job. The story was questioned by senior official in Boden as there has never worked an Arab firefighter there. As a response, Hashemzadeh claimed that she only retold what she heard from this firefighter.
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- Kort fakta
- Brors, Henrik (2013-06-28). "Invandrare betalar mer till samhället än de får tillbaka". DN (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Sanandaji, Tino (2013-06-28). "Media felrapporterar om invandringen kostnader". tino.us (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- TT (2013-08-23). "Invandrare inte mer lånsiktigt beroende av socialbidrag än svenskar". DN (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Höjer, Henrik (2013-09-17). "Socialbidrag ökar risken för nya bidrag". Forskning och Framsteg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Carp, Ossi (2014-05-31). ""Tjänar över en halv miljard på invandringen"". DN (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Sanandaji, Tino (2014-06-01). "Invandring lönsam i Sandvikens kommun! (finstilt: 'om statens och landstingens kostnader exkluderas'…)". tino.us (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- östberg, Robin (2017-06-30). "Prognos: Sandvikens kommun har näst högsta underskottet i landet". Arbetarbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Hashemzadeh, Golnaz (2014-06-03). "Ledare: En pratglad brandman från Boden". DN (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- Hashemzadeh, Golnaz (2014-06-25). "Inlägg: "Grova sakfel om räddningstjänsten i Boden"". DN (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
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