TT News Agency

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TT News Agency
TypeNews agency
Number of employees
120 (2007)[1]

TT News Agency (Swedish: TT Nyhetsbyrån or simply TT; formerly Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå until 2013) is a Swedish news agency, the largest in Scandinavia, owned jointly by the country's newspapers and the media groups behind them. TT's services are used as the exclusive source of national news by many local media outlets.

TT News Agency is the national wire service in Sweden with a history dating back to the 1920s. TT News Agency provides news articles, images, video and infographics to Sweden's media outlets, companies and public authorities.

TT News Agency is ranked as one of Europe's most profitable news agencies. The number of employees is, as of 2018, 208 people. TT News Agency is privately owned by the largest Swedish media houses and stands absolutely free from any government, religious or political spheres. CEO and Editor in chief is Jonas Eriksson.[2][non-primary source needed]

TT represent the photographer Lennart Nilsson.[3][non-primary source needed]

TT has won several awards as Stora Journalistpriset, Årets Bild among others.


Owner Share[4]
Aftonbladet 20 %
Svenska Dagbladet 10 %
Stampen Group 10 %
Expressen 10 %
Dagens Nyheter 10 %
Sydsvenska Dagbladet 10 %
NT Media 10 %
VLT AB 5 %
Upsala Nya Tidning 5 %
Pres(s)gruppen 5 %
MittMedia Förvaltnings AB 5 %

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sjölin, Mats; Carlsson, Ulla. "Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 21 November 2010. (subscription required)
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  4. ^ "Styrelse och ägare." (Board and Owner), Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå. Archived 27 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine