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Keskisuomalainen Front Page.jpg
Front page for 11 December 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Publisher Keskisuomalainen Oyj
Editor Pekka Mervola
Founded 1871; 146 years ago (1871)
Political alignment Centrist
Language Finnish
Headquarters Jyväskylä, Finland
Circulation 61,163 (2013)
Sister newspapers Savon Sanomat
ISSN 0356-1402

Keskisuomalainen is a daily Finnish language newspaper published in Jyväskylä, serving central Finland (Keski-Suomi means Central Finland).

History and profile[edit]

Keskisuomalainen was first published on 7 January 1871 with the title Keski-Suomi, and is the oldest Finnish-language newspaper.[1][2] The current name was adopted in 1918.[1] The paper has its headquarters in Jyväskylä.[3] The paper's parent company, Keskisuomalainen Oyj,[2] has a virtual monopoly in newspaper publishing in central Finland.[4] The company is also the publisher of Savon Sanomat.[5]

Keskisuomalainen is published in broadsheet format.[6] The paper was the organ of the Centre Party until 1986 when it declared itself as "a newspaper in the centre".[3]


The circulation of Keskisuomalainen was 77,135 copies in 2001.[7][8] In 2003 the paper had a circulation of 76,000 copies.[6] The 2004 circulation of the paper was 76,816 copies and it was the fifth best-selling paper in the country.[9] The same year the paper had a readership of 188,000.[9] The paper had a circulation of 74,840 copies in 2006.[10]

In January 2007 its circulation was 76,000 copies, making it the fifth highest circulation of daily Finnish papers, while the average amount of readers climbed up to 130,000.[4] The circulation of the paper was 74,945 copies in 2007.[11] The paper had a circulation of 73,559 copies in 2008 and 71,777 copies in 2009.[12] Its circulation was 68,880 copies in 2009 and 68,101 copies in 2010.[12] It fell to 65,327 copies in 2012.[13] The circulation of Keskisuomalainen was 61,163 copies in 2013.[14]


  1. ^ a b Hokkanen, Kari. Keskisuomalaisessakin on taisteltu vallasta ja linjasta, Ilkka (in Finnish), 2 December 2007
  2. ^ a b "Karjalainen, Keskisuomalainen, Savon Sanomat and Etelä-Suomen Sanomat choose Neo by Anygraaf". Anygraaf Oy. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Raimo Salokangas. "From Political to National, Regional and Local" (PDF). Cirebon. Archived from the original (Book chapter) on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Salminen, Airi and Hakaniemi, Kirsi. Facing the challenges of multi-channel publishing in a newspaper company, Journal of Cases on Information Technology (January 2007)
  5. ^ "Finnish newspapers taking hesitating steps into pay web content". Suomen Journalistiliitto. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Finland Press and Media". Press Reference. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Olli Nurmi (11 October 2004). "Colour quality control – The Finnish example" (PDF). VTT. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "National Newspapers". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Sampsa Saikkonen; Paula Häkämies (5 January 2014). "Mapping Digital Media:Finland" (Report). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Top 20 daily paid-for newspapers in the Nordic countries 2013". Nordicom. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 

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