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Type Newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Public (OSE: AAV)
Editor Arne Blix
Founded 3 July 1767; 247 years ago (1767-07-03)
Political alignment Conservative
Language Norwegian
Headquarters Trondheim, Norway

Adresseavisen is a regional newspaper published daily, except Sundays, in Trondheim, Norway.[1] It is an independent, conservative newspaper with a daily circulation of approximately 85,000. It is also informally known as Adressa. The newspaper covers the areas of Trøndelag and Nordmøre.

Adresseavisen switched from broadsheet to tabloid format on 16 September 2006. Stocks in Adresseavisen are traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

In addition to the main newspaper, Adresseavisen owns several smaller local newspapers in the Trøndelag region. They also own and operate a local radio station, Radio-Adressa, and a local TV station, TV-Adressa (prior to 30 January 2006: TVTrøndelag). They also have a stake in the national radio channel Kanal 24. In addition, the newspaper owns the local newspapers Fosna-Folket, Hitra-Frøya, Levanger-Avisa, Sør-Trøndelag, Trønderbladet and Verdalingen.[2]

History and profile[edit]

The Royal Coat of Arms on the header of the first page of the first issue, published on 3 July 1767.

The newspaper was first published on 3 July 1767[1] as Kongelig allene privilegerede Trondheims Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, making it the oldest Norwegian newspaper still being published. The name has changed several times before the newspaper got its present name in 1927. Locally it is often referred to as Adressa.

Martinus Lind Nissen (1744–1795) was the founder and first editor of Adresseavisen. At his death, Nissen was succeeded by Mathias Conrad Peterson, a French-oriented revolutionary pioneering radical journalism in Norway. Later editors, however, have been more conservative. In Peterson's age the paper was renamed Trondhjemske Tidender (roughly Trondhjem Times) and began to look more like a modern newspaper. Changing names, owners and profile several times during the 19th century, the paper was named Trondhjems Adresseavis in 1890. Its first press picture was seen in 1893. During the 1920s, the paper nearly bankrupted, but it was saved by the new editor, Harald Houge Torp, who had the position until 1969. Adressavisen became the first Norwegian newspaper to use computer technology in 1967. Its website was launched in 1996. Gunnar Flikke was editor-in-chief from 1989 to 2006.

The 2013 circulation of the paper was 67,325 copies.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Sigurd Allern (2007). "From Party Press to Independent Observers?". Nordicom Review (Jubilee Issue): 63–79. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Adresseavisen". Norwegian Media Authority (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 January 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Circulation of Norwegian newspapers. 2013". Media Norway. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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