Tidningar Utgifne Af et Sällskap i Åbo
Tidningar Utgifne Af et Sällskap i Åbo was the first newspaper to be published in Finland, between the years 1771–1778, and 1782–1785. The first issue was published on 15 January 1771.
Tidningar Utgifne Af et Sällskap i Åbo was published by the Aurora Society, and its first editor-in-chief was Henrik Gabriel Porthan, who thereby became the first ever journalist in Finland. The newspaper did not publish general or foreign news, but news about the Finnish academic and bureaucratic world, such as lectures and dissertations of the Royal Academy of Turku. An important part of the newspaper consisted of prose literature, local depictions, and Finnish geography and history.
Tidningar Utgifne Af et Sällskap i Åbo also encouraged women to devote themselves to writing fiction and to publish their texts. In the 1770’s, two women journalists had their debut on the pages of the newspaper, namely Catharina Charlotta Swedenmarck and Brita Sidonia Fahlenius.