|Political alignment||None officially (traditionally Liberal)|
|Language||Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)|
Bergens Tidende is Norway's fifth largest newspaper and largest newspaper outside Oslo. It is owned by Schibsted. Circulation numbers peaked at 100,000 copies in 1988, later dropping to 73,470 copies by 2013.
History and profile
Founded in 1868, Bergens Tidende is based in Bergen. The newspaper is published in two sections. Section one contains op-eds, general news, sports and weather. Section two contains culture, views, local news and television listings. The feature magazine BTMagasinet is published on Saturdays.
Bergens Tidende is a fully owned subsidiary of Media Norge, which is the holding company of Aftenposten, Stavanger Aftenblad and Fædrelandsvennen. Media Norge, owned by Schibsted, acquired Bergens Tidende in 2008. The paper began to be published in tabloid format in 2006.
In 2005 Bergens Tidende reached approximately 260,000 readers every day, mainly in the counties of Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane. Its circulation was about 87,000 copies in 2007. In 2008 the paper had a circulation of 85,825 copies.
List of Editors in chief
- Edvard Larssen, Jan - Apr 1868
- Johan Hekleberg, 1868–1869
- David Chrystie Habe, 1869–1871
- Olav Lofthus, 1872–1894
- Finn Bøgh Henriksen, 1894–1902
- K. F. Dahl, 1902–1903
- Finn Bøgh Henriksen, 1903–1942
- Vidkunn Nitter Schreiner, 1942–1945
- Håkon Torsvik, 1945–1956
- Ingemund Fænn, 1956–1977
- Kjartan Rødland, 1977–1986
- Einar Eriksen, 1986–1991
- Magne Gaasemyr, 1991–1994
- Hans Erik Matre, 1994–1997
- Einar Hålien, 1997–2008
- Trine Eilertsen, 2008-2012
- Gard Steiro, 2012-
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