Romerikes Blad

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Romerikes Blad
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) A-pressen
Editor Thor Woje
Founded 1902
Political alignment Labour Party
Independent
Headquarters Kjeller
Circulation 37,653[1]
Official website www.rb.no

Romerikes Blad is a local newspaper published in Skedsmo, Norway. It covers the Romerike district.

It was established by Martin Julius Halvorsen in 1902 in Jessheim under the name Akershusingen, and was affiliated with the Norwegian Labour Party. The name Romerikes Blad was taken in 1905.[2]

Between 1953 and 1967 it expanded from two to five editions a week. It mainly covered Ullensaker, Nannestad and Gjerdrum,[2] although offices at Kjeller were opened in 1974. In 1990 it merged with the larger newspaper Akershus Arbeiderblad,[3] which mainly covered Skedsmo, Rælingen, Fet, Sørum and Lørenskog. The two newspapers had shared the same editor-in-chief for some time. Romerikes Blad had been the smaller newspaper before the merger, with a circulation of 10,694 in 1983, compared to Akershus Arbeiderblad which had 24,529.[2] Nonetheless, after an initial period under the name Akershus/Romerikes Blad, the name Romerikes Blad was used.[3] The editor-in-chief at the time of the merger was Terje Granerud (1989-2001).

Today, Romerikes Blad is owned 100% by A-pressen, like many former Labour-affiliated newspapers. It has a circulation of 37,653, of whom 36,166 are subscribers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Romerikes Blad". Norwegian Media Registry (in Norwegian). Norwegian Media Authority. Retrieved 4 March 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Østbye, Helge (1984). Massemediene (in Norwegian). Oslo: Tiden. p. 19. ISBN 82-10-02375-6. 
  3. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Romerikes Blad". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 

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