Stockholms-Tidningen (Swedish: The Stockholm Times) was a Swedish-language morning newspaper published in Stockholm, Sweden, between 1889 and 1984 with an interruption from 1966 to 1981. It was one of the major dailies in the country together with Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet in the 1960s.[1]

TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Anders Jeurling
Political alignmentSocial democrat
Ceased publication1984

History and profile edit

Anders Jeurling, founder of Stockholms-Tidningen

Stockholms-Tidningen was established by Anders Jeurling in 1889.[2][3][4] The paper was based in Stockholm.[3] During its early stage, it had three editions: morning edition, evening edition and provincial edition.[5] However, in 1890 only two editions continued.[5]

In order to gain larger readership, the price of Stockholms-Tidningen was kept low, and its content included popular and concentrated news.[2] The paper sold 10,000 copies in 1890 and 42,000 copies in 1894.[6] It achieved a daily circulation of more than 100,000 copies in 1900,[6] becoming the first Swedish newspaper which exceeded that amount of circulation.[4][7] It was also the first mass-circulation newspaper in the country.[8][9] The paper kept its high circulation levels in the 1920s.[6]

On 19 September 1931, Stockholms Dagblad merged with Stockholms-Tidningen.[10] The paper along with Stockholms Dagblad, Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet was purchased by Torsten Kreuger.[11] Therefore, he became the owner of Stockholms-Tidningen and Aftonbladet in 1932.[11] Both papers supported the Liberal Party under the ownership of Kreuger[5] until 1956 when he sold them to the Swedish Trade Union Confederation.[2][11][12]

Upon the ownership change Stockholms-Tidningen became a supporter of social democratic stance.[2][13] E. B. Rinman, Sven O. Andersson and Anders Johansson are among the former editors-in-chief of the daily.[13][14] Else Kleen published fashion-related articles in the paper from the 1910s to the 1950s under the pen name of Gwen.[15][16] Her articles were featured in the Sunday supplement of the paper.[16] The paper also contained frequent film reviews.[17]

Victor Vinde, editor-in-chief of the paper, was fired in 1965.[12] In 1966, just before its first closure, Stockholms-Tidningen switched its format to tabloid to increase its circulation, and Gunnar Fredriksson was appointed the editor-in-chief.[5] However, these changes did not work, and the paper ceased publication on 27 February 1966.[18][19][20]

In October 1981 Stockholms-Tidningen was relaunched and was owned by the Social Democratic Party.[21] However, it was closed down in 1984.

References edit

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  2. ^ a b c d Ingemar Oscarsson (2003). "Development of the Swedish press and journalism since the Thirty Years War until today". In Hartmut Walravens; Edmund King (eds.). Newspapers in International Librarianship: Papers Presented by the Newspaper Section at IFLA General Conferences. Munich: IFLA Publications. p. 18. ISBN 978-3-11-096279-6.
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  4. ^ a b Lennart Schön (2012). An Economic History of Modern Sweden. London; New York: Routledge. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-136-33850-2.
  5. ^ a b c d Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden. Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4.
  6. ^ a b c Mats Deland (2001). The Social City: Middle-way Approaches to Housing and Suburban Governmentality in Southern Stockholm 1900 - 1945. Stockholm: Mats Deland. p. 257. ISBN 978-91-88882-17-2.
  7. ^ Marie Söderberg (March 2004). "The Series Novels at the End of the 19th Century. A Comparison between Japanese and Swedish Newspapers" (Working Paper). The European Institute of Japanese Studies. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  8. ^ Stig Hadenius; Lennart Weibull (1999). "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Tradition and Transition". Nordicom Review. 1 (1). ISSN 1403-1108.
  9. ^ M. Ellefson (2011). "Remapping Journalism History: Development of the Press in the Swedish Empire and Its Former Colonies Finland, Estonia and Livonia until the Early 20th Century". Medien & Zeit. 26 (4). ISSN 0259-7446.
  10. ^ Th. Westrin, ed. (1918). "Stockholms dagblad". Nordisk familjebok (in Swedish). Vol. 27. Stockholm: Nordisk familjeboks förlag. pp. 9–13.
  11. ^ a b c "The Hierta epoch, 1830-1851". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  12. ^ a b Mikael Nilsson (2016). The Battle for Hearts and Minds in the High North. Vol. 1. Leiden: Brill. pp. 67–68. doi:10.1163/9789004330597. ISBN 978-90-04-33059-7.
  13. ^ a b Tor Sellström (1999). Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa: Formation of a popular opinion (1950-1970). Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. p. 87. ISBN 978-91-7106-430-1.
  14. ^ Elisabeth Elgán; Irene Scobbie, eds. (2006). Historical Dictionary of Sweden (3rd ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 193. ISBN 9781442250710.
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  17. ^ Jesper Larssson (2018). "Hela Sveriges Tutta Rolf": An analysis of a star image in early 1930s Swedish cinema (MA thesis). Stockholm University. p. 15.
  18. ^ Frederic Fleisher (August 1966). "The Swedish Press Subsidy Plan and the Collapse of Stockholms-Tidningen". International Communication Gazette. 12 (3): 179–186. doi:10.1177/001654926601200204. S2CID 220896112.
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  20. ^ Gullan Gidlund (2010). "From popular movement to political party: Development of the social democratic labor party organization". In Klaus Misgeld; Karl Molin; Klas Amark (eds.). Creating Social Democracy: A Century of the Social Democratic Labor Party in Sweden. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-271-04344-9.
  21. ^ John Vinocur (18 October 1981). "New paper starts in Swedish capital". The New York Times. Stockholm. Retrieved 20 December 2014.

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