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Helsingin Sanomat

Helsinki, Finland

Helsingin Sanomat, abbreviated HS and colloquially known as Hesari, is the largest subscription newspaper in Finland and the Nordic countries, owned by Sanoma. Except after certain holidays, it is published daily. Its name derives from that of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, where it is published.

The Helsingin Sanomat website one of the most important sources of news in Finnish on the web. In June 2009 the site was the sixth most popular Finnish website.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from Helsingin Sanomat


490,000 circulation

300 staff

1993 Frontpage
Helsingin Sanomat front page from Feb. 10, 1993


412,000 circulation

N/A staff

Helsingin Sanomat front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)