Svenska Dagbladet
Svenska Dagbladet front page, 10 June 2011
TypeDaily newspaper
Editor-in-chiefLisa Irenius
Founded18 December 1884; 139 years ago (1884-12-18)
Political alignmentIndependent Moderate (liberal conservative)
HeadquartersVästra Järnvägsgatan 21, Stockholm
Circulation164,900 (2017)

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)
Anders Tengbom, building for Svenska Dagbladet in Stockholm
Kungsbrohuset: Buildings in the Norrmalm district

The first issue of Svenska Dagbladet appeared on 18 December 1884. During the beginning of the 1900s the paper was one of the right-wing publications in Stockholm.[1] Ivar Anderson is among its former editors-in-chief who assumed the post in 1940.[2] The same year Svenska Dagbladet was sold by Trygger family to the Enterprise Fund which had been established by fourteen Swedish businessmen to secure the ownership of the paper.[3]

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. The paper was one of the critics of the Prime Minister Olof Palme, and in December 1984 it asked him to resign from the office following his interview published in Hufvudstadsbladet.[4]

Svenska Dagbladet is owned by Schibsted[5] which purchased it in the late 1990s.[6] 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.[7][8]

In November 2000 Svenska Dagbladet changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid.[9][10] In 2005 the paper started a Web portal for business news as a joint venture with Aftonbladet.[11]

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.[12] The paper had a circulation of 187,100 copies on weekdays in 2005.[5] Among Swedish morning newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet had the third largest circulation with 195,200 copies in 2007 after Dagens Nyheter and Göteborgs-Posten.[13] In 2008 Svenska Dagbladet had a circulation of 123,383 copies.[14] The circulation of the paper was 185,600 copies in 2011.[15] It was 159,600 copies in 2012 and declined to 143,400 copies in 2013.[16]


See also


  1. ^ 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.
  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.
  3. ^ Rikard Westerberg (2020). Socialists at the Gate. Swedish Business and the Defense of Free Enterprise, 1940–1985 (PDF) (PhD thesis). Stockholm School of Economics. pp. 66–67. ISBN 978-91-7731-180-5.
  4. ^ "Swedish Daily Calls on Palme To Resign as Prime Minister". The New York Times. Stockholm. AP. 9 December 1984. ProQuest 196403. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Swedish mass media" (PDF). Swedish Institute. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  6. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Göteborg: Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. ^ 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. S2CID 143196672.
  8. ^ Jonas Ohlsson (2012). The Practice of Newspaper Ownership (PDF). Bohus: University of Gothenburg. ISBN 978-91-88212-98-6. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  9. ^ "A Small World – Role Models In Scandinavia" (PDF). Göteborgs University. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Maria Grafström (2006). "The Development of Swedish Business Journalism" (PhD Thesis). Uppsala University. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  12. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  13. ^ Archived 29 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Carlsson, Ylva (16 March 2009). "Gunilla Asker ny vd på Svenska Dagbladet" [Gunilla Asker new CEO at Svenska Dagbladet]. Medievärlden. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Swedish journalist, Auschwitz survivor Cordelia Edvardson dies at 83". Washington Post. Associated Press. 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  19. ^ [1]National Property Board of Sweden, accessed 28 September 2018

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