Editor: Olof Kleberg

Almost at any point in time, Swedish press has been dominated by liberal newspapers. Editors from these newspapers gathered in “Vänsterpressföreningen”, which was formed in 1905. As part of its 100-year anniversary, a book was published in which researchers and editors analyzed positions and roles of the liberal press throughout 100 years. The introductory essay was written by Hans Bergstrom. He noted that the liberal press was founded long before the formation of political parties. With “the era of the party press” gone, the liberal press now has to find its purpose and direction once again based on ideas.