Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning

Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (GHT) was a daily newspaper published in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 1832 to 1985.

The building in which the newspaper had its office

History and profileEdit

GHT was founded in 1832 by publisher Magnus Prytz and had a liberal alignment from the later part of the 19th century after Sven Adolf Hedlund became editor in 1852.[1] The author Viktor Rydberg worked for the newspaper and several of his novels were published as series in the paper.[1]

During World War II, GHT was one of few Swedish newspapers that held a decidedly anti-Nazi profile, which made its editor in chief (since 1917) Torgny Segerstedt a controversial figure in neutral Sweden. The Norwegian illustrator Ragnvald Blix became known for his anti-Nazi caricatures published in the paper during that time under the pseudonym "Stig Höök".[1] The paper ceased publication in 1985 (but was only published weekly 1973-1984).[2]


  1. ^ a b c John Solheim: Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts-Tidning (in Norwegian) Store norske leksikon, Retrieved 30 June 2013
  2. ^ Håkan Lindgren (2006). "On Virgin Soil. Entrepreneurship in Swedish Financial Journalism in the 1960s and 1970s" (Conference paper). Helsinki. Retrieved 18 November 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)