TV4 buys political blog

Swedish TV4 recruits the former Expressen journalist Niklas Svensson and buys his new political blog Politikerbloggen for an estimated 1 million kronor (about 108,000 euro).

The site has 20,000 visitors per week, according to Svensson and has sold advertising space since May for 450,000 kronor. The blog has quickly established itself as a political force to be reckoned with and it is currently the fifth most linked to Swedish blog according to

Politikerbloggen has been quoted with several scoops in traditional media, but not very often by TV4 Рonly once (online that is). Dagens Media (29), Expressen (23), Resum̩ (21), Aftonbladet (15) and Metro (15) are the media that most frequently mention Politikerbloggen.

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