Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL) is the foremost Swedish language daily newspaper in Finland. The paper is issued seven days a week with a circulation of 46 395 (CC 2011) and 107 000 daily readers (NRS Readers 2011).
HBL's political alignment is independent and liberal. The editor-in-chief since June 2015 is Tommy Westerlund.
HBL was among the pioneers of Finnish news media when in 2004 the paper was transformed from classic newspaper broadsheet to tabloid format. HBL are serving their readers in real time on the internet adress hbl.fi and today's paper is also available in electronic format at e.hbl.fi. Hufvudstadsbladet is also issued for a variety of tablet computers.
The papers editorial offices are located in the heart of Helsinki at Mannerheimintie 18 with customer service on the 4th floor. Opening hours are weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (See contact info).
HBL is a trademark of the media corporation KSF Media, who also publish the Swedish language newspapers Östra Nyland, Borgåbladet, Västra Nyland, Hangötidningen and the Finnish Loviisan Sanomat. KSF Media's mission is to manage a viable fleet of media aiming for a broad acceptance of the Swedish language and culture in Finland. KSF Media employs some 250 people.