Göteborgs-Posten (lit. "The Gothenburg Post"), abbreviated GP, is a major Swedish language daily newspaper published in Gothenburg, Sweden.

TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Stampen AB
EditorChristofer Ahlqvist
Political alignmentLiberal
HeadquartersPolhemsplatsen 5,
Circulation173,700 (2013)

History and profile edit

Göteborgs-Posten was first published in 1813,[1] but ceased publication in 1822. It re-appeared in 1850. Publication seven days a week began in 1939. The paper is owned and published by a family company, Stampen, a subsidiary of Hjörne group.[2][3] It changed its format from the classic broadsheet to compact on 5 October 2004.[4][5]

Göteborgs-Posten is published in Gothenburg,[5] containing coverage of local, regional, national and international issues. It is chiefly distributed in western Götaland. The stated position of the editorial page is liberal (which in Sweden means center-right).[2]

Circulation edit

According to its publisher, seven out of ten Gothenburgers read Göteborgs-Posten daily in 2008.[6] In 1998 the circulation of the paper was 258,000 copies on weekdays and 286,000 copies on Sundays.[7] The paper had a circulation of 245,900 copies on weekdays in 2005.[2] It reached about 600,000 people every day with a circulation of 245,700 in 2006.[8] Its 2010, the circulation was 227,200 copies.[9] The paper had a circulation of 189,400 copies in 2012 and 173,700 copies in 2013.[10]


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References edit

  1. ^ "Göteborgs-Posten". VoxEurop. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Swedish mass media" (PDF). Swedish Institute. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Göteborg: Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ "The press in Sweden". BBC News. 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Shaping the Future of the Newspaper" (PDF). Strategy Report. 4 (5). June 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 December 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ Stampen - Tidningar Archived 21 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Stig Hadenius; Lennart Weibull (1999). "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Tradition and Transition" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  8. ^ GP
  9. ^ "Göteborgs-Posten". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  10. ^ 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 6 March 2015.

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