|Owner(s)||Bergens Tidende AS|
|Political alignment||None, officially (traditionally Liberal)|
|Language||Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)|
History and profile
Founded in 1868, Bergens Tidende is a Norwegian-language newspaper published daily in Bergen. It reaches approximately 260,000 readers every day (2005), mainly in the counties of Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane.
The newspaper is published in two sections. Section 1 contains op-eds, general news, sports and weather. Section 2 contains culture, views, local news and television listings. The feature magazine BTMagasinet is published on Saturdays.
The paper was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the regional newspaper category by the European Newspapers Congress in 2011.
In 2008 Bergens Tidende 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-
- Circulation and reading of Norwegian newspapers
- Award 2011 European Newspapers Congress. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
- Craig Carroll (1 September 2010). Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets. Routledge. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-135-25244-1. Retrieved 8 December 2014.