The year 2020 marks Nordstjernan's 148th year of continuous publishing for the Scandinavian American communities in the United States.

Over the past century and a half, more newspapers were published in New York than in any other city in the world, in large part because of the huge foreign-born community and the variety of publications that the different ethnic groups spawned. Most had a brief and almost ephemeral life, but Nordstjernan has been remarkable for its long life and high quality. It not only helped Swedish immigrants adjust to life in a new world and a giant city, but it set a standard that other newspapers worked hard to emulate.


- Kenneth T. Jackson, Professor of History, Columbia University
Editor-in-Chief, The Encyclopedia of New York City