Bergens Tidende

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Bergens Tidende AS
Editor Gard Steiro
Founded 1868; 146 years ago (1868)
Political alignment None, officially (traditionally Liberal)
Language Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
Headquarters Bergen, Norway
Bergens Tidende 30 January 1870.

Bergens Tidende is Norway's fifth largest newspaper and largest newspaper outside Oslo. It is owned by Schibsted. Circulation numbers peaked at 100,000 in 1988, later dropping to 73,470 by 2013.[1]

History and profile[edit]

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.

Bergens Tidende is a fully owned subsidiary of Media Norge, which is the holding company of Aftenposten, Stavanger Aftenblad and Fædrelandsvennen. Media Norge is owned by Schibsted.

The paper was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the regional newspaper category by the European Newspapers Congress in 2011.[2]

In 2008 Bergens Tidende had a circulation of 85,825 copies.[3][edit] is the website of Bergens Tidende. Until 2009 the newspaper broadcast on BTV (formerly TV Hordaland), which service was taken off air and incorporated into

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  1. ^ Circulation and reading of Norwegian newspapers
  2. ^ Award 2011 European Newspapers Congress. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ 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. 

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