Fædrelandsvennen

Fædrelandsvennen
Fædrelandsvennen logo.jpg
TypeDaily except sundays (6 days a week newspaper)
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Schibsted ASA
EditorEivind Ljøstad
Founded1875; 145 years ago (1875)
Political alignmentLiberal
LanguageNorwegian
HeadquartersKristiansand, Norway
Websitewww.fvn.no
Fædrelandsvennen

Fædrelandsvennen is a regional newspaper based in Kristiansand, Norway. It covers the southernmost part of the country, (Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder), focusing especially on the area between Mandal and Lillesand (west and east of Kristiansand).

History and profile[edit]

Fædrelandsvennen was established by Petrus Emilius Johanssen and Ole Christian Tangen in 1875.[1] It is owned by the Norwegian based Schibsted ASA and has its headquarters in Kristiansand.[1] Eivind Ljøstad was appointed editor-in-chief of the paper in 2010.[1][2] [3]

It was Fædrelandsvennen which first reported on 29 December 1999 the relationship of Crown Prince of Norway with his future wife, Mette-Marit.[4]

On 16 September 2006 Fædrelandsvennen was switched from broadsheet to tabloid format.[5] On 14 May 2012, the newspaper introduced paid content for their online site—only subscribers can access the online newspaper in full.[2][6]

Circulation[edit]

Fædrelandsvennen has 235 employees and has 116,000 daily readers. It is published six days per week.[1][2] The circulation of Fædrelandsvennen was 45,000 copies in 2003.[7] Confirmed circulation figures by Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (Newspaper Publishers' Association), Norway:[8]

  • 2006: 42,642
  • 2007: 41,326[9]
  • 2008: 40,729
  • 2009: 39,454
  • 2010: 37,934
  • 2012: 35,441
  • 2014: 34,065
  • 2015: 32,739

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2010". Schibsted. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Nina Kvalheim (2014). "News Behind the Wall" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 34: 25–42. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Olav Garvik. "Schibsted ASA". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Neil Blain; Hugh O'Donnell (2003). Media, Monarchy and Power. Intellect Books. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-84150-043-0. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ "A Small World – Role Models In Scandinavia" (PDF). Göteborgs University. 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  6. ^ Bergmo, Tonje; Jappee, Gjermund; Haugen, Halvor (14 May 2012). "Fædrelandsvennen tar betalt for nettinnhold". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  7. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ Medienorge - fakta om norske massemedier - hovedsiden (in Norwegian)
  9. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Göteborg. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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