Östra Småland

Östra Småland, also known as Östran, was a local newspaper based in Kalmar, Sweden. The paper was in circulation between 1928 and 2019.

Östra Småland
TypeLocal newspaper
FormatTabloid format
Owner(s)Swedish Social Democratic Party
PublisherÖstra Småland AB
Political alignmentSocial democracy
Ceased publication2019
OCLC number185290443

History and profileEdit

Östra Småland was started in 1928.[1][2] The paper was owned by the Swedish Social Democratic Party.[3] It was published by Östra Småland AB, a subsidiary of Gota Media AB.[4][5] The paper had a social democratic political stance.[6] It was published in tabloid format.[7]

In the second half of the 1950s Östra Småland enjoyed higher levels of circulation.[1] In December 2019 the paper ceased publication due to low profitability.[8]


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  3. ^ Patrick Jansson (September 2013). "Switching Costs in the Swedish Morning Newspaper Market". Lund University. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ Mart Ots (2011). "Competition and collaboration between Swedish newspapers – an overview and case study of a restructuring market" (PDF). Jönköping University. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
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  6. ^ Anna-Sara Lind; Mia Lövheim; Ulf Zackariasson (1 March 2016). Reconsidering Religion, Law, and Democracy: New challenges for Society and Research. Nordic Academic Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-91-88168-23-8.
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  8. ^ Lovisa Åkesson (25 November 2019). "Tidningarna Östra Småland och Nyheterna läggs". Kvallsposten (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 August 2021.