Svenska Dagbladet

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Svenska Dagbladet
Svenska Dagbladet wordmark.svg
Svenska Dagbladet front page, 10 June 2011
TypeDaily newspaper
Editor-in-chiefAnna Careborg
Founded18 December 1884; 135 years ago (1884-12-18)
Political alignmentIndependent Moderate (liberal conservative)
HeadquartersVästra Järnvägsgatan 21, Stockholm
Circulation143,400 (2013)

Svenska Dagbladet (Swedish: [ˈsvɛ̂nːska ˈdɑ̂ːɡˌblɑːdɛt], "The Swedish Daily News"), abbreviated SvD, is a daily newspaper published in Stockholm, Sweden.

History and profile

Front page of the first issue of Svenska Dagbladet (18 December 1884)
Svenska Dagbladet, Sunday, May 2, 1897. The first issue under new management, new format and new header. The first page contains signed contributions by Helmer Key (1864-1939), Gustaf F. Steffen (1864-1929) and Oscar Levertin (1862-1906).
Anders Tengbom, building for Svenska Dagbladet in Stockholm
Svenska Dagbladet's editorial house at Karduansmakargatan 13 / Klara Södra Kyrkogata in the Loen block.[1] Architects Ullrich & Hallquist. Year built 1897
Kungsbrohuset: Buildings in the Norrmalm district
Svenska Dagbladets printing shop at Karduansmakargatan in Klarakvarteren in 1951

The first issue of Svenska Dagbladet appeared on 18 December 1884. Ivar Anderson is among its former editors-in-chief who assumed the post in 1940.[2]

The paper is published in Stockholm and provides coverage of national and international news as well as local coverage of the Greater Stockholm region. Its subscribers are concentrated in the capital, but it is distributed in most of Sweden. During the beginning of the 1900s the paper was one of the right-wing publications in Stockholm.[3]

Svenska Dagbladet is owned by Schibsted[4] which purchased it in the late 1990s.[5] The stated position of the editorial page is "independently moderate" (oberoende moderat), which means it is independent but adheres to the liberal conservatism of the Moderate Party. Despite this position, the paper is also regarded as conservative.[6][7]

In November 2000 Svenska Dagbladet changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid.[8][9] In 2005 the paper started a Web portal for business news as a joint venture with Aftonbladet.[10]

Since 1925 Svenska Dagbladet has awarded an individual sportsperson or a team the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal at the end of each year.

As the only other Swedish morning newspaper to aspire to full national and international coverage, Svenska Dagbladet is the chief rival of Dagens Nyheter.

Anna Careborg was appointed acting CEO and Editor-in-chief in January 2019, taking over from Fredric Karén, who is now working with Torstar Group, owners of the Toronto Star, in Canada.

Careborg took over fully as new CEO and Editor-in-chief of Svenska Dagbladet in October 2019.


The circulation of Svenska Dagbladet was 185,000 copies in 2003.[11] The paper had a circulation of 187,100 copies on weekdays in 2005.[4] Among Swedish morning newspapers Svenska Dagbladet had the third largest circulation with 195,200 copies in 2007 after Dagens Nyheter and Göteborgs-Posten.[12] In 2008 Svenska Dagbladet had a circulation of 123,383 copies.[13] The circulation of the paper was 185,600 copies in 2011.[14] It was 159,600 copies in 2012 and 143,400 copies in 2013.[15]


See also


  1. ^ National Property Board of Sweden, accessed 2018-09-28
  2. ^ Karl Erik Gustafsson; Per Rydén (2010). A History of the Press in Sweden (PDF). Gothenburg: Nordicom. ISBN 978-91-86523-08-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling (5 November 2012). The 1912 Stockholm Olympics: Essays on the Competitions, the People, the City. McFarland. p. 203. ISBN 978-1-4766-0066-6. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Swedish mass media" (PDF). Swedish Institute. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Göteborg: Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ Sigurd Allern; Mark Blach-Ørsten (2011). "The News Media as a Political Institution". Journalism Studies. 12 (1): 92–105. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2010.511958.
  7. ^ Jonas Ohlsson (2012). The Practice of Newspaper Ownership (PDF). Bohus: University of Gothenburg. ISBN 978-91-88212-98-6. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  8. ^ "A Small World – Role Models In Scandinavia" (PDF). Göteborgs University. 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  9. ^ Ulrika Andersson (2013). "From Broadsheet to Tabloid: Content changes in Swedish newspapers in the light of a shrunken size". Observatorio (OBS*) Journal. 7 (4). Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  10. ^ Maria Grafström (2006). "The Development of Swedish Business Journalism" (PhD Thesis). Uppsala University. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  11. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  12. ^ TS.se Archived 29 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Craig Carroll (1 September 2010). Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets. Routledge. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-135-25244-1. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  14. ^ Paul C. Murschetz (25 January 2014). State Aid for Newspapers: Theories, Cases, Actions. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 309. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Carlsson, Ylva (16 March 2009). "Gunilla Asker ny vd på Svenska Dagbladet" [Gunilla Asker new CEO at Svenska Dagbladet]. www.medievarlden.se. Medievärlden. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Swedish journalist, Auschwitz survivor Cordelia Edvardson dies at 83". Associated Press. Washington Post. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.