List of newspapers in Sweden

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The number of newspapers in Sweden was 235 in 1919.[1] It reduced to 125 papers in the mid-1960s.[1] In 2009 the number of the newspapers was 90 in the country.[2]

This is a list of Swedish language newspapers in with their respective cities of publication. Swedish newspaper circulation (number of copies sold) is measured by Tidningsstatistik AB.

Major, subscription morning newspapers[edit]

Morning newspapers are mostly sold by subscription and delivered to homes after midnight or in the early morning. Traditionally, morning newspapers used the broadsheet format, but around the year 2000 all have changed to the smaller tabloid format.

Historic titles[edit]

Evening newspapers[edit]

Evening newspapers are sold in stores only, not by subscription, starting around 10 AM daily. They always used the tabloid format. Their history dates back to Aftonbladet, founded in 1830.

  • Aftonbladet (Stockholm), founded in 1830
  • Expressen (Stockholm), founded in 1944, with local editions carrying the names of earlier independent newspapers:
    • GT (Gothenburg), founded in 1902, acquired by Expressen in 1998
    • Kvällsposten (Malmö), founded in 1948, acquired by Expressen in 1998

Free newspapers[edit]

Free newspapers, entirely financed by advertisements, were an innovation of the 1990s. They have successfully been distributed in local public transport, such as the Stockholm subway. They always use the tabloid format.

Nationwide special topic newspapers[edit]

These are distributed as morning newspapers.

  • Dagen, Christian newspaper, founded in 1945 by pentecostalist preacher Lewi Pethrus
  • Dagens Industri (Di), daily business newspaper printed on pink paper in tabloid format
  • Computer Sweden (CS), the Swedish edition of IDG's Computerworld, tabloid format, published twice a week (Tuesday, Friday). For some years (ending in 2008) it was published three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday).

Local and regional newspapers[edit]

Swedish language newspapers in Finland[edit]

Swedish language newspapers in the United States[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lennart Weibull (2013). "What has Happened with the Political Press? Perspectives on the Erosion in Swedish Newspaper Readership". In Henrik Oscarsson; Stefan Dahlberg; Lena Wängnerud. Stepping Stones (PDF). Göteburg: University of Gothenburg. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nikkei Media Data". Nikkei Media Group. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

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