Pohjolan Sanomat

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Pohjolan Sanomat
Type Newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Alma Media
Publisher Kaleva
Editor Maria Jauho
Founded 1915; 102 years ago (1915)
Language Finnish
Headquarters Kemi, Finland
Circulation 16,442 (2013)
Website Official site

Pohjolan Sanomat is a broadsheet newspaper published in Kemi, Finland.

History and profile[edit]

Pohjolan Sanomat was established in 1915.[1][2] The owner of the paper is Alma Media[3] and the paper is based in Kemi.[4] In June 2013 Kaleva publishing house began to publish the daily together with the group's other newspaper Lapin Kansa.[3]

Pohjolan Sanomat has a formal affiliation with the Centre Party.[5]

Maria Jauho was appointed senior editor-in-chief of the daily on 1 July 2014, replacing Heikki Lääkkölä in the post which he had held since 1996.[6]

In January 2011 Pohjolan Sanomat changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid.[7] The paper was published for seven days per week, but it became a five-day newspaper in 2014.[8] However, its online edition is updated daily.[8]

In 2002 the circulation of the paper was 23,483 copies.[1] As of 2008 it had a circulation of 21,746 copies. The circulation of the paper was 16,442 copies in 2013.[9]

Pohjolan Sanomat offices in Kemi (2016)


  1. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1613. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "History". Alma Media. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Alma Media's regional newspapers in Northern Finland to be printed at Kaleva printing house". Global Newswire. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Armas K. E. Holmio (19 June 2001). History of the Finns in Michigan. Wayne State University Press. p. 373. ISBN 978-0-8143-4000-4. 
  5. ^ Raimo Salokangas. "From Political to National, Regional and Local" (Book chapter). Cirebon. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Maria Jauho appointed Senior Editor-in-Chief of Pohjolan Sanomat". Alma Media. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "Annual review 2011. Readers embrace smaller format newspapers". Alma Media. 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Pohjolan Sanomat to shift its print edition". FE Investegate. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Circulation Statistics 2013" (PDF). Levikintarkastus Oy - Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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