Expressen shuts down blogs

Swedish tabloid Expressen is closing down several of its blogs, reports Dagens Media. The political blog penned by Niklas Svensson and Cecilia Garme was shut down on Wednesday and Per Svensson decided to quit blogging because of lack of time. Expressen’s editor in chief Otto Sjöberg says that the paper has revised its blogging policy so that news reporters can’t blog.

– We want news reporters to focus on working with news, Sjöberg tells Dagens Media.

PM Nilsson hasn’t blogged since the end of July (due to a longer vacation). And since Ebba von Sydow will quit to take on a the role as editor in chief of Vecko-Revyn, her blog will not continue to be under the wings of Expressen.

Update: Niklas Svensson has already launched a new private blog about politics (looks a lot more like private stuff and gossip to me, but that may of course change). Via Nya Ordlekar. More at Dagens Media.

Footnote: The Swedish blogosphere invented the epithet “Expressen blogger” this summer and it represents a journalist that starts a blog to keep ut with things, but hasn’t grasped what it’s all about.