Norrbottens-Kuriren (simply NK) is a daily regional conservative newspaper published in Norrbotten County, Sweden, and has its main office in Luleå.

TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBerliner format
Owner(s)Norrköping Tidningar AB (NTM Group)
Editor-in-chiefMats Ehnbom
Founded1861; 163 years ago (1861)
Political alignmentModerate Party
HeadquartersLuleå, Sweden
Circulation19,600 (2010)
Sister newspapersNorrköpings Tidningar

History and profile


Norrbottens-Kuriren was founded in 1861,[1] and therefore is the oldest newspaper in the region. The paper was acquired by Norrköping Tidningar AB (NTM Group) in 2000.[2] The company also owns Norrköpings Tidningar and Folkbladet among the others.[2]

Norrbottens-Kuriren is published in Berliner format.[3] One of the paper's staff journalists were convicted of involvement in the political assassination attempt in 1940 against the rival left-wing newspaper Norrskensflamman, in which five people died. In the surrounding area, Norrbottens-Kuriren has one main competitor, named Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD). The managing director is Sture Bergman.

In 1996 the circulation of Norrbottens-Kuriren was 30,700 copies.[1] In 2005, the paper had 27,600 readers. The paper had a circulation of 19,600 copies in 2010.[4]

See also



  1. ^ a b Western Europe 2003. London; New York: Europa Publications. 2002. p. 628. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0.
  2. ^ a b Mart Ots (2012). "Competition, Collaboration and Cooperation: Swedish Provincial Newspaper Markets In Transition". Journal of Media Business Studies. 9 (2): 48. doi:10.1080/16522354.2012.11073543.
  3. ^ "Newspapers Next Generation" (PDF). Boström Design and Development. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Norrbottens-Kuriren". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 March 2011.