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History[edit | edit source]

The first newspaper in Sweden was Ordinari Post Tijdender an official publication of the Swedish government used to post government proclamations and news from official correspondents. It was renamed Post- och Inrikes Tidningar in 1821, and discontinued publication in 2007. In 1766 the Law on the Freedom of Printing (Tryckfrihetsförordningen) established freedom of the press in Sweden. The first daily newspaper was Dagligt Allehanda, published in Stockholm from 1769-1849. Dagens Nyheter began publication in 1864 as a low-cost, mass-appeal, newspaper. Despite declining readership and an increasing shift to online journalism newspapers in Sweden have high circulation.[1]

Current Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Newspapers currently being published include:

Resources[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The Kungliga Bibliotek (National Library of Sweden/Royal Library) in Stockholm has copies of most newspapers published in Sweden since 1645.

Online Collections[edit | edit source]

  • National Library of Sweden Svens­ka webb­tid­ning­ar
  • 24 Swedish newspapers (1749–1918) - This site is closed and has been replaced by Svenska Dagstidningar
  • Svenska Dagstidningar - Over 400 Swedish contemporary and historical newspapers from 1645 onwards. 19 million pages of which 1,8 millions are Public domain. Free up to 1902; from 1903, free access limited to the National Library of Sweden and 15 university libraries in Sweden.
  • DN.arkivet - Digitized version 1864-1992 of the daily Dagens Nyheter $
  • eHP - Hallandsposten - Digitized version 1910- of the daily Hallandsposten $
  • Svenska Dagbladet - historiskt sidarkiv - Digitized version 1884- of the daily Svenska Dagbladet. The current issue is added daily. $

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Wikipedia:Svenska dagstidningar," in Wikipedia: Den fria encyclopedin, https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svenska_dagstidningar, accessed 18 November 2020.