Barometern OT is a Swedish language local newspaper published in Kalmar, Sweden. It is the leading paper in its circulation area.[1]

Barometern OT
Owner(s)Gota Media
Founded1841; 180 years ago (1841)
Circulation40,300 (2013)
WebsiteBarometern OT

History and profileEdit

Barometern offices in Kalmar

Barometern OT was established in 1841.[2] The paper was published by the Tidningen Barometerns AB from 1903 to 1989.[2] Then it was published by the stock corporation, Barometern-OT AB, between 1990 and 2002.[2] In 2003 the paper merged with three newspapers, namely Blekinge Läns Tidning, Borås Tidning and Smålandsposten, to create the joint holding company Gota Media.[3] The company is the owner of Barometern OT[4] which is based in Kalmar.[5] Since 1963 another local paper, Oskarshamns-Tidningen, has been published as an edition of the paper.[2]

Barometern OT has been published in tabloid format since 24 April 2001.[6] Toge Forsberg served as the editor-in-chief of the paper[5] which is published six times per week.[1]


In 2010 Barometern OT had a circulation of 42,300 copies.[3] The circulation of the paper was 41,000 copies in 2012 and 40,300 copies in 2013.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Anna Timchenko (November 2011). "The Image of Ethnic Conationals abroad" (PDF). University of Tampere. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Jonas Ohlsson (2012). The Practice of Newspaper Ownership (PDF). Bohus: University of Gothenburg. ISBN 978-91-88212-98-6. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Mart Ots (2011). "Competition and collaboration between Swedish newspapers – an overview and case study of a restructuring market" (Conference Paper). University of Akkureyri. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Gota Media AB". G2Mi. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b The Rotarian. Rotary International. July 1971. p. 23. ISSN 0035-838X.
  6. ^ Ole Munk (Spring 2002). "Redefining the whole process" (PDF). Design Journal (82). Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. ^ Frank Eriksson Barman (2014). "In search of a profitability framework for the local daily newspaper industry. A case study at Göteborgs-Posten" (Report). Gothenburg: Chalmers University of Technology. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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