|Type||Daily except sundays (6 days a week newspaper)|
Fædrelandsvennen (Friend of the Fatherland) is a regional newspaper based in Kristiansand, Norway, covering the southernmost part of the country, (Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder), focusing especially on the area between Mandal and Lillesand (west and east of Kristiansand).
History and profile
Fædrelandsvennen was established by Petrus Emilius Johanssen and Ole Christian Tangen in 1875. It is owned by the Schibsted media company and has its headquarters in Kristiansand. Eivind Ljøstad was appointed editor-in-chief of the paper in 2010. It is published six days per week.
On 16 September 2006 Fædrelandsvennen was switched from broadsheet to tabloid format. On 14 May 2012, the newspaper introduced paid content for their online site—only subscribers can access the online newspaper in full.
Fædrelandsvennen has 235 employees and has 116,000 daily readers.
The circulation of Fædrelandsvennen was 45,000 copies in 2003.
Confirmed circulation figures by Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (Newspaper Publishers' Association), Norway:
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- Media Norway
- "World Press Trends". Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
- Medienorge - fakta om norske massemedier - hovedsiden (Norwegian)