Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Pivovarna Laško
Publisher Delo d.d.
Editor Bojan Budja (acting)[1]
Founded 1959
Political alignment Left-wing, Social liberalism
Headquarters Dunajska 5, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Circulation 46,726 (July–September 2011)
Sister newspapers Slovenske novice
ISSN 0350-7521
Website Official website

Delo (English: Labour) is a national daily newspaper in Slovenia. For more than 50 years, Delo has been involved in active co-creation of the Slovenian public space. It covers politics, economics, sports, culture and social events in Slovene language. In addition to Slovenia, the paper is available in several Croatian cities and in Belgrade, Serbia. It is based in Ljubljana.[2]


People reading Ljudska pravica (Metlika, 1944)

Delo was first published on 1 May 1959 when the newspapers Ljudska pravica ("The People's Right"), which was published since 1934, and Slovenski poročevalec ("The Slovene Reporter"), established in 1938, both the newspapers of the Communist Party of Slovenia, merged.[3][4]


Delo is published in broadsheet format by media house Delo which also owns Slovenske novice.[4][5] It offers content in print and also on web, mobile and tablet platforms. It publishes a mixture of different media, such as the tabloid Slovenske novice, bimonthly cultural newspaper Pogledi and various supplements.

Delo published seven regional editions until 2008 and since then it has published only one national edition.[4]


The circulation of Delo was 90,000 copies in 2003.[2] Its 2007 circulation was 77,000 copies, making it the second most read daily in the country.[6] It was 46,726 copies in the period of July–September 2011.[7]


Delo has the following weekly supplements:[3]

Delo publishes a special Sunday edition, Nedelo ("Idleness" or "non-work"; Nedelo is a play on words since Nedelja is Slovene for Sunday), in a smaller and bound (stapled) format.

Delo has published The New York Times International Weekly on Fridays since 2009.[3] This eight-page supplement covers English-language articles from The New York Times.[3]

Digital platforms

Delo publishes its content on its website, on mobile platform, on iPad and on android.

According to the monthly metric of website visits, MOSS, the website of the paper was the 17th most visited web page (out of the 107 measured) in Slovenia in May 2012.[8]


  1. Odgovorna urednica Dela Dobnikar Šeruga odstopila; za v. d. imenovan Budja (in Slovene), 17 November 2012
  2. 1 2 Martine Robinson Beachboard; John C. Beachboard (2006). "Implications of Foreign Ownership on Journalistic Quality in a Post-Communist Society: The Case of Finance" (PDF). Informing Science Journal. 9. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Slovenia Newspapers Magazines Journals and Weeklies". Ljubljana Slovenia Travel. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 Thomas Horky; Jörg-Uwe Nieland (8 October 2013). International Sports Press Survey 2011. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 153. ISBN 978-3-7322-7886-2. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  5. "Piano Media Expands Into Slovenia". Ljubljana: Piano Media. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  6. "Media" (PDF). IPA Section Slovenia. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  7. Razgledi (in Slovene), 24 November 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011
  8. Merjenje obiskanosti spletnih strani (in Slovene), 2 August 2012

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