Iltalehti

Iltalehti (literally "Evening newspaper")[2] is a tabloid newspaper published in Helsinki, Finland.

Iltalehti
TypeNewspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Alma Media
Founded1980 (1980)
Political alignmentNeutral[1]
HeadquartersHelsinki
Circulation78,617 (2013)
Sister newspapersAamulehti
Kauppalehti
Websitewww.iltalehti.fi

History and profile

Iltalehti was established in 1980[3] as afternoon edition of newspaper Uusi Suomi. Alma Media is the owner of Iltalehti[3] which is based in Helsinki.[4] Its sister newspapers are Aamulehti and Kauppalehti.[5] Iltalehti is published in tabloid format[6] six times per week.[7][8]

Petri Hakala served as the editor-in-chief of Iltalehti.[4] On 1 September 2010 Panu Pokkinen was appointed to the post.[9] His term ended in December 2013 when Petri Hakala was reappointed to the post.[10]

Circulation

The circulation of Iltalehti was 105,059 copies in 1993.[11] The 2001 circulation of the paper was 134,777 copies, making it the fourth most read newspaper in Finland.[7] In 2002 Iltalehti had a circulation of 132,836 copies on weekdays.[4] The circulation of the paper was 126,000 copies in 2003, making it the fourth best selling newspaper in the country.[5][12] The 2004 circulation of the paper was 130,000 copies.[13]

The paper had a circulation of 130,290 copies in 2005[6][14] and of 133,007 copies in 2006.[15] Its circulation was 131,150 copies in 2007.[6] In 2008 Iltalehti was the third largest newspaper in Finland.[16] Of tabloid newspapers, the paper had a market share of 40% and its biggest (and only) rival Ilta-Sanomat had a market share of 60% in 2008.[16] Its circulation was 122,548 copies in 2008 and it dropped to 112,778 copies in 2009.[17] It was 107,052 copies in 2010[17] and 102,124 copies in 2011.[8] It fell to 91,219 copies in 2012[14] and to 78,617 copies in 2013.[18]

In 2010 the online version of Iltalehti was the most visited website in Finland in 2010 and was visited by 1,937,156 people per week.[19]

In May 2015 it was the 6th the most popular website in the country according to Alexa.[20]

References

  1. "Iltalehden linja | Iltalehti". www.iltalehti.fi.
  2. "iltalehti suomi-englanti :: Kaannos.com". kaannos.com.
  3. Georgios Terzis (2007). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Intellect Books. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  4. The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 1613. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. Kaarina Nikunen (2013). "Losing my profession: Age, experience and expertise in the changing newsrooms" (PDF). Journalism. Sage Publications. 15 (7): 868–888. doi:10.1177/1464884913508610. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  7. Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7619-4132-3. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  8. "Circulation Statistics 2011" (PDF). Media Audit Finland. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  9. "Panu Pokkinen appointed editor-in-chief". Alma Media. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  10. "Olli-Pekka Behm appointed Executive Editor-in-Chief of Satakunnan Kansa". Globe Newswire. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  11. Bernard A. Cook (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 384. ISBN 978-0-8153-4057-7. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  12. Mervi Pantti (2005). "Masculine tears, feminine tears – and crocodile tears" (PDF). Journalism. 6 (3): 357–377. doi:10.1177/1464884905054065. hdl:10138/230083.
  13. "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  14. Sampsa Saikkonen; Paula Häkämies (5 January 2014). "Mapping Digital Media:Finland" (Report). Open Society Foundations. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  15. "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  16. "Circulations 2008" (PDF). Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  17. "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  18. "Circulation Statistics 2013" (PDF). Levikintarkastus Oy - Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  19. Kari Karppinen; Hannu Nieminen; Anna-Laura Markkanen (2014). "High Professional Ethos in a Small, Concentrated Media Market" (PDF). Blogipalvelut. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  20. "Alexa siteinfo". Alexa. Retrieved 1 December 2014.

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