Kaleva (newspaper)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Kaleva Oy
Editor Kyösti Karvonen
Founded 1899; 119 years ago (1899)
Political alignment Neutral
Language Finnish
Headquarters Oulu, Finland
Circulation 69,540 (2013)
Website www.kaleva.fi
Former head office of Kaleva, based in Karjasilta, Oulu
New head office in Takalaanila

Kaleva is a Finnish subscription newspaper published in Oulu, Finland.

History and profile[edit]

Kaleva was founded in 1899[1][2] by Juho Raappana. The owner of the paper is Kaleva Oy and its publisher is Kaleva publishing house.[3][4] The paper is based in Oulu[3] and is published in broadsheet format.[5]

Although Kaleva has a neutral stance and no political affiliation,[4] the paper supported the Progress Party until 1953.[1] Since 2015 Kyösti Karvonen has been serving as the editor-in-chief of Kaleva.[6]

In 2011 Kaleva published a report on the sexual abuse of children by the members of the Conservative Laestadianism, leading to public anger and the cancellation of subscription by nearly 200 readers.[7]


In 1993 Kaleva had a circulation of 95,118 copies.[8] Its circulation was 83,151 copies in 2001.[9] It had a circulation of 82,600 copies in 2003.[5] The 2004 circulation of the paper was 82,566 copies and it was the fourth best-selling paper in the country.[10] The same year the paper had a readership of 221,000.[10]

Kaleva had the fourth biggest circulation of seven-day newspapers in Finland with 82,000 copies in 2007.[1] The circulation of the daily was 81,716 copies in 2008 and 80,826 copies in 2009.[11] It fell to 78,216 copies in 2010 and to 74,787 copies in 2011.[11] The circulation of the paper was 72,107 copies in 2012.[7] The same year its website visited by 0.19 million people per week.[12] In 2013 Kaleva had a circulation of 69,540 copies and was the 18th of Finland.[13]


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  2. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 1652. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Kaleva Printing House, Oulu, Finland" (PDF). Farrat. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Example of a regional newspaper. Kaleva". Oulun normaalikoulu. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Markku Mantila". Kyiv Security Forum. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Sampsa Saikkonen; Paula Häkämies (5 January 2014). "Mapping Digital Media:Finland" (Report). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Bernard A. Cook (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-8153-4057-7. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Olli Nurmi (11 October 2004). "Colour quality control – The Finnish example" (PDF). VTT. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kaleva Oy". G2Mi. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Top 20 daily paid-for newspapers in the Nordic countries 2013". Nordicom. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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