Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Stampen AB
Editor Jonathan Falck
Founded 1813
Political alignment Liberal
Language Swedish
Headquarters Polhemsplatsen 5,
Circulation 173,700 (2013)
ISSN 1103-9345
Website www.gp.se

Göteborgs-Posten (Swedish: [jœtɛˈbɔrjsˌpɔstɛn]), abbreviated GP, is a major Swedish language daily newspaper published in Gothenburg, Sweden.

History and profile

Göteborgs-Posten was first published in 1813,[1] but ceased publication in 1822. It re-appeared in 1850. Publication seven days a week began in 1939. The paper is owned and published by a family company, Stampen, a subsidiary of Hjörne group.[2][3] It changed its format from the classic broadsheet to compact on 5 October 2004.[4][5]

Göteborgs-Posten is published in Gothenburg,[5] with containing coverage of local, regional, national and international issues. It is chiefly distributed in western Götaland. The stated position of the editorial page is liberal.[2]


According to its publisher, seven out of ten Gothenburgers read Göteborgs-Posten every day.[6] In 1998 the circulation of the paper was 258,000 copies on weekdays and 286,000 copies on Sundays.[7] The paper had a circulation of 245,900 copies on weekdays in 2005.[2] It reached about 600,000 people every day with a circulation of 245,700 in 2006.[8] Its 2010 circulation was 227,200 copies.[9] The paper had a circulation of 189,400 copies in 2012 and 173,700 copies in 2013.[10]


See also


  1. "Göteborgs-Posten". VoxEurop. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Swedish mass media" (PDF). Swedish Institute. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Göteborg: Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. "The press in Sweden". BBC News. 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. 1 2 "Shaping the Future of the Newspaper" (PDF). Strategy Report. 4 (5). June 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. Stampen - Tidningar
  7. Stig Hadenius; Lennart Weibull (1999). "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Tradition and Transition" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  8. GP
  9. "Göteborgs-Posten". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  10. 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.

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