Uusi Suomi

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Uusi Suomi
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorJarmo Virmavirta (1990–1991)
Founded1919 (1847 as Suometar)
Political alignmentconservative
Ceased publication29 November 1991

Uusi Suomi (Finnish for The New Finland) was a Finnish daily newspaper, which was published from 1919 to 1991.

History and profile[edit]

Uusi Suomi was established in 1919 and the paper was the continuation of the earlier Finnish newspapers Suometar (1847–1866) and Uusi Suometar (1869–1919).[1] The first Suometar newspaper was primarily concerned with pursuing issues and concerns relating to the Finnish population; its successor Uusi Suometar represented closely related Fennoman views.

From its foundation in 1919 to 1976, Uusi Suomi was the official newspaper of the conservative Finnish National Coalition Party,[1][2] and independently conservative after 1976.

In 1958 Uusi Suomi purchased financial newspaper Kauppalehti.[1] Towards the end of the 1980s Uusi Suomi was acquired by the newspaper Aamulehti.[1] However, the former was struggling with financial difficulties, ultimately leading to its demise.[1]

Uusi Suomi was published in broadsheet format.[1] The paper was owned by the Alma Media[3] which acquired it in 1991.[4]

The last edition of Uusi Suomi was published on 29 November 1991.[5] The Finnish tabloid Iltalehti can be considered Uusi Suomi's spiritual successor; Iltalehti began publication in 1980 as the afternoon edition of Uusi Suomi.

On 25 May 2007, it was announced that the Finnish company Nikotiimi had purchased the rights to the name "Uusi Suomi" from Alma Media and would start an online newspaper bearing that name in the fall of 2007.[6] In 2010 it was the twenty-seventh most visited website in Finland in 2010 and was visited by 204,722 people per week.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Antti Ainamo (May 2006). "Between West and East: A Social History of Business Journalism in Cold War Finland" (PDF). Human Relations. 59 (5): 611–636. doi:10.1177/0018726706066550. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Vilma Laoma et. al. (2011). "Corporate Reputation and the News Media in Finland". In Craig Carroll. Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets (PDF). Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-25244-1. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ Peter Kjær; Tore Slaatta (2007). Mediating Business: The Expansion of Business Journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press DK. p. 57. ISBN 978-87-630-0199-1. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  5. ^ Jens Cavallin (1993). Media Concentration and Media Ownership in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 2. ISBN 978-92-9120-205-8. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  6. ^ Yleisradio: Uusi Suomi herää henkiin internetissä 25 May 2007 [1]; Markkinointi ja mainonta 25 May 2007, Helsingin Sanomat 26 Nay 2007 and Ilta-Sanomat 25 May 2007
  7. ^ Kari Karppinen; Hannu Nieminen; Anna-Laura Markkanen (2014). "High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market" (PDF). Blogipalvelut. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

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