Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning

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The building in which the newspaper had its office

Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (GHT) was a daily newspaper published in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1832 to 1985.

History and profile[edit]

GHT was founded in 1832 by publisher Magnus Prytz and had a liberal alignment from the later part of the 19th century after Sven Adolf Hedlund became editor in 1852.[1] The author Viktor Rydberg worked for the newspaper and several of his novels were published as series in the paper.[1]

During World War II, GHT was one of few Swedish newspapers that held a decidedly anti-Nazi profile, which made its editor in chief (since 1917) Torgny Segerstedt a controversial figure in neutral Sweden. The Norwegian illustrator Ragnvald Blix became known for his anti-Nazi caricatures published in the paper during that time under the pseudonym "Stig Höök".[1] The paper ceased publication in 1985 (but was only published weekly 1973-1984).[2]


  1. ^ a b c John Solheim: Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts-Tidning (in Norwegian) Store norske leksikon, Retrieved 30 June 2013
  2. ^ Håkan Lindgren (2006). "On Virgin Soil. Entrepreneurship in Swedish Financial Journalism in the 1960s and 1970s" (Conference paper). Helsinki. Retrieved 18 November 2014.