Uutislehti 100

Uutislehti 100 (Finnish for "Newspaper 100") was a Finnish free-of-charge newspaper published between 1997 and 2008. The paper was one of the earliest European free newspapers, being second after Metro Sweden.[1]

Uutislehti 100
TypeFree newspaper
Founder(s)Janton Oy
FoundedApril 1997
Ceased publication15 September 2008

History and profileEdit

Uutislehti 100 was first published in April 1997.[1] Janton Oy was the first owner of the paper.[1] In May 2004 it became part of the Sanoma media company.[1][2]

It was available mainly in the Helsinki area. The paper was published every weekday except for public holidays and the month of July when the editors were on summer holiday. Sanoma employed people to distribute the magazine on the streets of Helsinki, and it was also available in the Helsinki City Transport trams.

One of the newspaper's most popular features was a talk page where people could send anonymous or signed messages via SMS.

The paper had a total of 300,000 readers in 2008.[1]

On 15 September 2008 Uutislehti 100 merged with the Finnish edition of Metro.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Uutislehti 100 (Finland) closes next month". Newspaper Innovation. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Uutislehti 100 and Metro to Join Forces". Sanoma. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2014.